According to De Telegraaf, Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is set to become Ronald Koeman’s first signing as Everton coach.

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stekelenEverton are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper after Tim Howard left at the end of the season and Ajax number one Jasper Cillessen has been linked. However, it appears to be another Dutchman on Koeman’s mind with Maarten Stekelenburg almost certainly Everton’s first signing of the summer according to De Telegraaf.

Koeman signed the former Netherlands number one on loan for Southampton last season and is now hoping to strike a deal with Stekelenburg’s parent club Fulham, who are open to selling the Dutchman, who only has one year left on his contract.

Stekelenburg started his career with Ajax before joining Roma in 2011. An unhappy two year spell in Italy ended when he signed for Fulham, but Stekelenburg has only made 19 appearances for the club and has been sent out on loan to both Monaco and Southampton. The 33-year-old showed good form for Southampton last season, but was only needed when Fraser Foster was injured.

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