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Goalkeeper | Maarten Stekelenburg

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Signed as the successor to Mark Schwarzer, the 30-year-old is just about the perfect candidate to fill his place at Craven Cottage.

The Haarlem-born goalkeeper followed in the footsteps of Edwin van der Sar at both club and international level. Surprisingly, the Ajax youth product received little attention from bigger European clubs before the Manchester United legend retired from national team duties in 2008.

The 2010 World Cup was the first major tournament the Oranje was without Van der Sar - a pivotal event in the career of Stekelenburg. He showcased his quality with a catalogue of important saves throughout the competition, and was rewarded with a move to Roma the following year.

As an experienced first-choice goalkeeper for one of the top nations in world football, the former Roma shot-stopper could be one of the bargains of this transfer window.

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