Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stekelenburg to join Ajax

Everton’s Maarten Stekelenburg will join Ajax as a free agent when the 2019/20 Premier League season is over, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.

The 37-year-old goalkeeper joined the Merseysiders from Fulham on a four-year contract back in 2016, and has mostly played second fiddle to England international number one Jordan Pickford. Overall, he made a total of 26 appearances at the club, none which was this term. With his contract set to expire at the end of June, he has put his name on a one-month extension to enable him to stay put until the season is over, and he will then move to Amsterdam.

Over at Ajax, 24-year-old Andre Onana has been the first choice between the posts for a while now, but his backup option, Bruno Varela, is there on loan from Benfica which expires this summer. Unless Onana should leave the club – he has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona – Stekelenburg’s proposed role in the team should be clear.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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