Ajax ‘Keeper Maarten Stekelenburg Keen On Man Utd Move

Chris Wright

13th, October 2010


By Chris Wright

Ajax and Holland no.1 Maarten Stekelenburg has dropped a rather large hint that he may be about to join Manchester United this summer, telling Dutch magazine NuSport;

“[United] is a club where everyone wants to play. If (Ajax manager) Martin Jol said he is aware of the interest, I will take notice.”

Stekelenburg’s current deal with the Eredivisie side expires in 2012, and he has already stated that he will not be signing an extension. However, despite declaring his intentions to leave the Amsterdam Arena, when asked about a January switch the 28-year-old told the magazine that he is committed to seeing out the season with Ajax;

“It won’t happen. If you look at my contract it has only one year left after this season. Ajax want money for me and I have no problem with that. Financially, it would be the most interesting to sell me this summer.

I won’t leave this winter break. I started this season at Ajax to battle for the title and the Champions League adventure and I want to be there until the end.”

Seems like a good choice on United’s part. Bringing in current custodian Edwin van der Sar‘s replacement in the Dutch national team as his replacement at Old Trafford seems like the obvious solution, as it just so happens that Stekelenburg is a damn fine ‘keeper.

Sun rise, sun set.

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  1. Trololololo says:

    Well, he’s the best keeper in the world at the moment so he’d be great for any top club. I’d have preferred to see him go to Arsenal though.

  2. PADDY says:

    Hes the most overrated keeper in the world. He would suit arsenal more because he’s a mistake waiting to happen

  3. Trololololo says:

    Might want to watch him first… without Stekelenburg, Holland would not have made the final in SA and Real would have posted double figures against Ajax in the CL. Honestly, who’s better? MAYBE Casillas, but it’s close.

  4. Fellaini's Fro says:

    @Trololololo +1

  5. deckard says:

    paddy are you some sort of dumb irish cock. still wanking off over shay forgotten? stekelenburg is the best there is. as said, he was fucking brilliant against real madrid on that performance alone he could walk into any team in the world. not to mention his heroics at the world cup, conceding only 22 goals in the league last season, and just simply being huge for the past year and half or so.

  6. gilly says:

    quality keeper and he would do great for man utd
    natural replacement for van der sar although there are some other good young keepers out there as well such as david de gea, manuel neuer

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