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Fulham says it has signed Netherlands international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from AS Roma in a four-deal.
No details were given of the fee for Stekelenburg, who worked under Fulham coach and fellow Dutchman Martin Jol when the two men were at Ajax in 2009-2010.
Stekelenburg says ''It's good that I'll be joining Martin again, he knows my capabilities very well.''
Jol described his 30-year-old signing as ''a player of great quality and technical ability whose distribution and ability to react quickly and read the game is exceptional.''
The deal casts doubt over the future of Fulham's current number one, Mark Schwarzer. The 40-year-old Australian may now look to leave the Premier League club before the start of the new season.
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