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.”