Man Utd confirm signing of Altay Bayindir as goalkeeper speaks out on move

Man Utd transfer news Altay Bayindir

Man Utd have confirmed the signing of Altay Bayindir

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 01/09/2023

- 09:07

Updated: 01/09/2023

- 09:16

The Turkey international becomes the club's fourth signing of the summer

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.

The 25-year-old arrives as a replacement for Dean Henderson, who was allowed to leave for Crystal Palace on Thursday.

Bayindir will also provide competition for Andre Onana at Old Trafford, with the Cameroon international joining the club from Inter Milan earlier this summer.

Now, United have confirmed the arrival of a new shot-stopper by saying: "Altay Bayindir has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2027, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance."

Man Utd Dean Henderson

Altay Bayindir has joined Man Utd as a replacement for Dean Henderson


"The 25-year-old Turkey international has made 166 career appearances, keeping 53 clean sheets.

"Last season he was a key player for Fenerbahce as they won the Turkish Cup and finished second in the Super Lig."

And Bayindir has admitted he can't wait to get going at United in the wake of his arrival.

"It is a huge honour to join Manchester United and become the first Turkish player to represent this incredible club," he said.

"I have a passion for success, and I will give everything to help this special group of players to achieve our ambitions.

"I cannot wait to start working with such an experienced goalkeeping unit.

"We will support each other and drive high standards every day so that each of us is ready to perform whenever called upon."

John Murtough also spoke out.

And the United supremo hailed his side's newest recruit by saying: "Altay is an excellent addition to our squad and adds further quality to our already strong group of experienced goalkeepers.

"Having consistently performed at a high level in a strong European league, he has the qualities to support us in achieving our ambitions across all competitions this season and beyond."

The Turkey goalkeeper becomes United's fourth signing of the summer.

Mason Mount was the first to arrive, with the England international touching down from Chelsea.

United then proceeded to sign Andre Onana after deciding to cut David De Gea loose, 12 years after the Spain international had arrived from Atletico Madrid.

And the Red Devils made Rasmus Hojlund their third signing after agreeing a deal earlier this month.

United are also hoping to make two further additions on transfer deadline day.

They're closing in on defender Sergio Reguilon, with the Spain international set to join on loan from Tottenham.

And United are pushing to secure the signature of Sofyan Amrabat, too.

Meanwhile, Henderson admitted he was excited to get to work at Palace after leaving Old Trafford behind - having been at the club ever since he was a young child.

“I’m absolutely delighted and buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started,” said the England international.

“This club has got great fans and has a lot of top players who are hungry to succeed. There’s something being built here, and I really want to be a part of it."

Man Utd Altay Bayindir

Man Utd have brought in Altay Bayindir to challenge Andre Onana for a starting spot


Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Dean is a fantastic addition to our squad and goalkeeping unit.

“We have been long-term admirers of Dean's, following his ascension through the ranks at Manchester United and England, but also his impressive achievements whilst on loan at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United."

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