First Team


5th July 2019

Deniz Mehmet is a Dundee United player once again. The 26-year-old returns after a short spell away from the Club. He has penned a two-year deal.

Deniz played thirteen times for the Tangerines in his debut season in 2017 before a knee injury curtailed his United career. 

His recovery took him beyond his contract end date in January 2019, and after completed his rehabilitation at United's High Performance Centre, he left to prove his match fitness elsewhere and signed a short-term deal with Queen of the South.

Deniz said, "I am so happy to be back at United. It is an excellent Club with fantastic staff, team-mates and facilities. It was important for me to go away and prove my fitness, and I was aware that the door remained open for a return. The aim is now to continue to improve individually while helping United achieve our collective target."

Sporting Director Tony Asghar said, "In January, we required a match-fit goalkeeper to challenge Benji and Deniz needed games to get back to match-fitness. Circumstances dictated that we look to bring someone in on loan and Deniz looked to get himself some games elsewhere. 

"Our goalkeeping coach, Neil Alexander, kept an eye on Deniz, and we are pleased to bring him back to United. We believe he is an excellent, fit goalkeeper capable of challenging Benji for the starting jersey moving forward." 

Deniz will wear the number 13 jersey for United this season.