Holland international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg will join Martin Jol, his manager during the 2009/10 Dutch League campaign at Ajax, after signing a four-year deal with the Premier League club.
In a statement released on Fulham’s website, the 30-year-old has joined Fulham “for an undisclosed fee which will see the player remain with the Whites until at least the summer of 2017.”
Stekelenburg, who began his senior career at Ajax, having progressed through the Dutch club’s youth team system responded to the news of his signing, saying:
“It’s good that I’ll be joining Martin again, he knows my capabilities very well, so I am just looking forward to joining up with the team in pre-season and enjoying some time with them prior to the new season.
The goalkeeper moved from Ajax to AS Roma, after winning two league titles, three Dutch Cups and four Dutch Super Cups during his eleven seasons.
He was part of the Dutch side which played Spain in the final of the 2010 South Africa World Cup. He has made 54 appearances for the Netherlands and became first-choice goalkeeper following the retirement of Edwin van der Sar.