Maarten Stekelenburg is set to quit Everton after the club agreed terms with Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider reported on Friday that the Merseysiders were set to make the 30-year-old their first summer signing after the relegated club announced he would be leaving the John Smith’s Stadium.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Stekelenburg is ready to look for a new club as he enters the final year of his contract at Goodison Park.
The former World Cup finalist with Holland, 36, has no plans to be the number three next season and will look to secure a transfer to a team where he can be number one again.
The Merseysiders’ recruitment team, led by director of football Marcel Brands, have identified a back-up keeper to established first choice Jordan Pickford as a priority amid doubts over Stekelenburg’s future.
They have moved quickly to bring in Lossl and take advantage of his situation at Huddersfield following their relegation from the top flight.
???? #htafc's Retained List of players at the end of the 2018/19 season has been confirmed today.
The Club would like to thank all the players who are leaving and wishes them all the best for the future.
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) May 17, 2019
The Denmark international has already undergone a medical at Everton and agreed the terms of a deal that is set to be finalised in the coming days.
He will bring experience and calibre to Marco Silva’s side accumulated from 72 appearances in two seasons at Huddersfield as well as extended spells at German club Mainz as well as Guingamp and FC Midtjylland in his native Denmark.
Stekelenburg made just two League Cup appearances for Everton this season and has been only a back-up since joining from Fulham in 2016.
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