Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag may have got his wish in the form of his desired goalkeeper but changes are still expected in the goalkeeping department.
But the reserve goalkeeper’s spot is still up for grabs. Dean Henderson has already made it clear that he wants to play regularly is closing in on a move to Nottingham Forest.
United need a reserve goalie
Tom Heaton was in goal for the game against Arsenal and kept a clean-sheet. But the 37-year-old is desperate to play more after only getting three games in two seasons since his return to the club.
Understandably, this represents a problem for the manager who could be without a viable reserve keeper option if the trio end up leaving the club.
There have been reports that the Reds are close to triggering the release clause of Japanese youth prospect Zion Suzuki.
But whether the untested and raw 20-year-old would be ready for the rigours of English football is a major doubt and it is more likely that he would be used in U21 games to help him adapt.
The Daily Mail have claimed that the United hierarchy have discussed the possibility of trying to attain Fenerbahce’s keeper Altay Bayindir.
The Peoples Person had already reported that United are looking at the Turkish star and now it seems the player has a choice of whether to play more regularly at other clubs or possibly join the biggest club in the world.
Bayindir bid discussed
“Manchester United may be poised to open the formal bidding for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund but last week staff held talks over signing another goalkeeper. Fenerbahce’s Turkey international Altay Bayindir was the subject of their attention.
“United have already paid out £43m for Andre Onana but with Dean Henderson due to join Nottingham Forest and Luton Town offering an opportunity for 37-year-old Tom Heaton to start regularly, the club have been looking at options to keep competition for places strong.
“Bayindir would cost around £5m but the question for the 25-year-old is whether he can get more regular football elsewhere with the likes of Ajax interested. Fenerbahce are expecting his departure as they have been discussing Croatia number one Dominik Livakovic.”
The 25-year-old had played 40 games across all competitions last season and kept 14 clean-sheets. He is valued at €11million as per Transfermarkt.