#TransferLatest: Stekelenburg Joins Everton

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Everton have completed the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham. With the goalie signing a three-year deal.

The Dutchman is Ronald Koeman’s signing at the club, since his compatriot left Southampton for Everton.

This will be the third time the pair will be working together, with Koeman handing the shotstopper his debut with Ajax. They also worked together at Southampton, where Stekelenburg spent last season on loan.

He will now compete with Joel Robles for the starting berth between the posts after Tim Howard left Goodison Park at the end of last term.

“I’m very happy – things have moved very fast over the last couple days,” the 33-year-old told evertontv.

“He [Koeman] has come to Everton and he called me a few days after asking if I was willing to follow him. It wasn’t difficult to make that choice.

“He’s one of the best coaches – he’s straight talking, he’s fair and he has confidence in me which counts as well.

“I’ve been here [in England] for a couple of seasons and I love the Premier League. It’s fantastic that I can stay.”

Koeman added: “Obviously I know Maarten well having worked with him at two clubs before.

“I know through his professionalism, hardworking approach and personality he will fit in well with what I will be building at Everton.”



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