Stekelenburg reunited with old boss Jol

FULHAM have swooped to sign goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg on a four-year deal from Roma and the Holland international revealed he is looking forward to teaming up with boss Martin Jol again.

Jol managed Stekelenburg, who has 54 international caps, when the pair were at Ajax during the 2009-10 season and looks set to be a direct replacement for out-of-contract 40-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Stekelenburg becomes the fourth new arrival at Craven Cottage already this summer, following the signings of Sascha Riether, Fernando Amorebieta and Derek Boateng, and is set to join his new team-mates on a pre-season tour to Costa Rica in July.

“It’s good that I’ll be joining Martin again,” said the 30-year-old.

“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 starting.”

And Jol added: “He is a player of great quality and technical ability whose distribution and ability to react quickly and read the game is exceptional. I’m delighted he was so keen to come to join us.”