Everton boss Koeman set to sign goalkeeper Stekelenburg

Date published: Friday 1st July 2016 10:08

Maarten Stekelenburg: Heading for Everton

Maarten Stekelenburg: Heading for Everton

Ronald Koeman is set to make his first signing as Everton boss with the capture of Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

The 33-year-old Dutchman is expected to seal a move to Merseyside over the weekend, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The fee for the former Holland international will be undisclosed fee, but it’s believed to be under £1million.

Koeman was desperate to add another goalkeeper to his Goodison Park squad after the departure of Tim Howard. Joel Robles is the only senior keeper at the club and Stekelenburg will battle it out with the former Wigan man for the number one spot next season.

Stekelenburg, who worked under Koeman during a loan spell at Southampton last season, made 25 appearances on the south coast and he is expected to sign in time for pre-season training at Finch Farm on Monday.

He has 54 caps for Holland, and was their first choice at both the 2010 World Cup, in which Bert Van Marwijk’s side reached the final in South Africa, and at the 2012 European Championships, but he hasn’t feature since then for the national team.

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