News stories have this week linked the new Everton manager with a quick dip into the transfer market with reports in both the local and national press indicating that he is close to signing Fulham’s goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

The 33 year old Dutch stopper is well known to our new boss. Having managed him at Ajax as he broke into the first team, Koeman then moved to grab his countryman on loan at Southampton last season as cover for the injured Fraser Forster.

Everton are seeking depth at the position following the release of Tim Howard at the end of last season, with the Echo reporting that Stekelenburg’s arrival won’t mark the end of Everton’s goalkeeping recruits over the summer.

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