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Fulham snap up Maarten Stekelenburg

Fulham have signed former Ajax and Roma keeper Maarten Stekelenburg for an undisclosed fee. The Holland international has joint on a four year contact.

Stekelenburg played a huge part in getting the Netherlands to South Africa’s 2010 World Cup Final where he kept a clean sheet in two games.

Fulham’s new no.1 spent eleven seasons at Dutch Champions Ajax before he moved to Serie A club Roma in 2011.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol has already managed Stekelenburg when he managed Ajax in the 2009-10 campaign.

The Dutch keeper spoke to the club website and had this to say,” I’m happy to be joining Fulham and have everything sorted out so early in the summer,”

Maarten Stkelenburg is Fulham’s third signing of the summer after the additions of Fernando Amorebieta, Derek Boateng and Sascha Riether.

“I can focus on preperations for playing in the league next season.” He continued.”It’s good that I’ll be joining Martin again, he knows my capabilities very well, I am looking forward to joining up with the team in pre-season and enjoying playing with them for some time with them prior to the new season starting.”

So a very big name player for Fulham. What do you make of that?

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