Dutch Goalie Stekelenburg Signs Contract Extension At Everton

Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has signed a contract extension at Premier League side Everton ahead of the new season.

The 35-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension until 2020.

Maarten Stekelenburg joined the Toffees from Fulham in 2016 and has made 19 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club.

He has played second fiddle to Jordan Pickford at the club since the English international goalkeeper was signed from Sunderland last summer partly due to a groin injury which ruled him out for the majority of last season.

The former Ajax Amsterdam and Southampton shot stopper featured only in two UEFA Europa League (UEL) clashes and one Carabao Cup game.

After signing the new contract, the 2010 FIFA World Cup finalist told the club’s website that: “I understand my role and I will try to compete with Jordan and push him to continue to get better as well.”

“For me, it was tough last year because I had an injury and it took me a few months to come back from that.

“But I’m fit now, I’ve played in our pre-season games and I’m very much looking forward to Jordan getting back here so we can push one another.” He concluded.