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Football: Fulham loan Stekelenburg to Monaco

Monaco have signed Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham on a season-long loan, the Principality club said on their website.

MONACO: Monaco have signed Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham on a season-long loan, the Principality club said on their website on Saturday (Aug 9).

The 31-year-old, who was first choice for the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup, will provide competition for Croatia's Danijel Subasic.

The former Ajax and Roma shot-stopper, who has 54 international caps, will wear the number 16 shirt.

He played just 11 league games for Fulham last season as they were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.

Monaco had been expected to sign former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes after the Spaniard became a free agent at the end of last season, but they pulled out of the deal after he tore his cruciate knee ligament in March.

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