Report: Newcastle table £14.5m bid to sign goalkeeper, amid reports of a £300million takeover
Turkish outlet A Spor claim Newcastle have tabled an offer of £14.5million to sign Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, amid a potential takeover.
Reports of a takeover this week have sent Newcastle fans into meltdown. The Saudi Arabia PIF have sorted a four-year piracy issue with BeIN Sports.
A major obstacle for the Premier League has now been wiped out, and now, reports suggest a £300million deal is imminent. Transfer news is expected.
Turkish outlet A Spor claim that Newcastle are already willing to splash the cash. The site says Newcastle have made an offer to sign stopper Bayindir.
The Toon’s goalkeeping situation sees Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman and Martin Dubravka all fighting for the starting spot. Darlow is first choice.
That is, after Woodman started the first five games of the season. Dubravka is currently sidelined with an ankle issue, but is set to return soon.
Newcastle eye Bayindir: Takeover group already eyeing transfers?
Reports state that now the issue over piracy is resolved, and that the human rights concerns are not attributed to the PIF, a takeover is close.
Mike Ashley is willing, the group are ready. The Premier League have also been informed it will not be Saudi-run – with hands on the ground instead.
So, transfer news is expected soon and a new goalkeeper could be brought in to solve the selection headache. Bayindir is a proper stopper.
Just 23, he has 21 clean sheets in 82 Fenerbahce games. Good with his feet, athletic and a leader at the back – he is a bargain at £14.5million.
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