Fenerbahce have completed the transfer of Ankaragucu goalkeeper Altay Bayindir on a four-year deal.
The Yellow Canaries released a statement confirming the transfer: “Altay Bayindir has agreed to a four-year deal. We want to welcome the 21-year-old keeper to our family and wish him all the best in the future.”
The Yellow-Navy Blues did not reveal what Ankaragucu will be paid in the statement but Bayindir was officially unveiled as a Fenerbahce player at the club headquarters in Istanbul.
The U21 Turkey international revealed that he could not refuse an offer from Fenerbahce.
“I have achieved a childhood dream joining Fenerbahce so that has made the transfer extra special,” Bayindir said at the signing ceremony.
“There were lots of clubs interested but when Fenerbahce want a player you just cannot say no.”
The young goalkeeper was one of the most impressive breakthrough young players last season impressing in the top-flight and helping the newly promoted side keep their place in the Super Lig.
Bayindir will be competing with Harun Tekin for a role in the team. Additionally, veteran keeper Volkan Demirel could push Bayindir behind in the pecking order if he signs a contract extension.
The signing of Bayindir also spells trouble for Berke Ozer. The highly rated 19-year-old keeper was signed amid high expectations from Altinordu last summer but made just one appearance for the first team.
With Bayindir joining Ozer may be pushed further behind in the pecking order and struggle for playing time for the second successive season if he ends up staying.