Altay Bayindir has already agreed to join another club this summer

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Altay Bayindir is looking set to leave Man United just one season after joining.

Manchester United Football Club signed two goalkeepers last summer, with real change made in that department as David de Gea was allowed to depart on a free transfer.

Andre Onana was signed for big money. He was always going to be first choice for Erik ten Hag. The man from Cameroon has actually been solid domestically, it’s just his Champions League struggles that leave a sour taste in the mouth.

Alongside Onana, Altay Bayindir was signed from Fenerbahce. A Turkey international, age 25, was signed as a back-up option.

However, his Red Devils stay could be about to end after just one season. According to Turkish media outlet, Futbol Anadolu, the player has already agreed to leave United and join another club…


Altay is all set to head to Galatasaray this coming summer, having made just one appearance for the 20-time Premier League champions. That came against Newport County in the FA Cup.

Perhaps Altay figured he’d be given more opportunity. Onana only missed one United match due to his AFCON participation, while Ten Hag is yet to turn to the Turk in the cup competitions when he’s had Onana available.

I reckon Altay has every right to feel disappointed at his lack of opportunities, but there was always a chance this would happen. Unless injury strikes to Onana, I just don’t see Altay given the minutes that his talent and ability probably deserves…

This is the problem when you have a younger back-up goalkeeper. Altay is still chomping at the bit to play week-in-week-out and he doesn’t want to rot on the subs bench for the next few years.

You have to admire the attitude, desire and belief he showed by taking this transfer, but it does seem as though he’s ready to head back to Turkey after the harsh reality has hit home.

Do you think Altay Bayindir deserves a proper shot at Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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