Ronald Koeman has made goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg his first signing as manager of Everton.

The Dutchman, 33, moves to Goodison Park on three-year contract after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Fulham.

The transfer sees Stekelenburg reunited with Koeman for a third time in his playing career.

Stekelenburg told evertontv. “I’m very happy – things have moved very fast over the last couple days.

“He [Koeman] has come to Everton and he called me a few days after asking if I was willing to follow him. It wasn’t difficult to make that choice.

“He’s one of the best coaches – he’s straight talking, he’s fair and he has confidence in me which counts as well.

“I’ve been here [in England] for a couple of seasons and I love the Premier League. It’s fantastic that I can stay.”

Koeman added: “Obviously I know Maarten well having worked with him at two clubs before.

“I know through his professionalism, hardworking approach and personality he will fit in well with what I will be building at Everton.”

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