Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs Target Dutchman

By on August 3, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Tottenham are linked with a Dutch goalkeeper.

Maarten Stekelenburg

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, according to the players agent.

The Dutchman moved to Roma from Ajax last summer but has struggled to settle in Serie A, and endured a tough first season in Italy.

The 29-year-old was sent off twice during his first season for the Giallorossi and the man who brought him to the club, Luis Enrique, has since been replaced by Zdenek Zeman.

Stekelenburg insisted earlier in the summer that he was content in Rome but speculation has continued to link him with a move away, and Spurs are the latest club to be credited with an interest.

According to the players agent, Rob Jansen, Tottenham are one of several clubs who have contacted him regarding the Dutch keeper. Jansen hinted that the former Ajax stopper would be keen on a move to north London, to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.

Jansen is quoted as saying by  Sky Sports News:

“There are several clubs who have contacted us about Maarten, we will take a look at that interest.

“In the last weeks of the transfer window, some significant transfers can happen at some of the biggest clubs.”

 “Maarten is indeed one of the three goalkeepers who is on Tottenham Hotspur’s list.

“He is playing for a big club and happy. But Tottenham is also a big club and it has always been a dream for Maarten to play in the Premier League.”

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be on the look-out for along term replacement for 41-year-old number one Brad Freidel, and Julio Cesar has also been linked with a move to White Hart Lane in recent weeks.

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