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Koeman: Stekelenburg still has a good future ahead of him

Veteran could still play a big part

Maarten Stekelenburg
Everton FC

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has spoken about his first signing since his appointment at the Toffees. Veteran Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was signed by the club on a three-year contract earlier this month.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, this is what Koeman had to say -

"I'm very pleased, you know we had Joel (Robles) as the goalkeeper and we need competition in that position. I know Maarten very well.

"I took him to Southampton and he did a good job. He was second choice under Fraser Forster but a really good professional and I'm very happy he's one of our first signings.

"First of all he brings quality which is very important and then he's a goalkeeper with experience.

"Six summers ago he played in the final of the World Cup in South African in 2010. Goalkeepers have their best seasons from the age of 30. He's 33 and still has a good future as a goalkeeper ahead of him and that's very important."

Everton are said to be still in the market for another goalkeeper, with Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel linked to the club recently.