Ajax's Maarten Stekelenburg agrees terms with Roma over four-year deal

Keeper confirms move on agent's website, before praising the Italian side, insisting that 'everything about this club says football'
Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is one step closer to completing his transfer to Roma after having agreed personal terms with the club over a four-year contract.

The Netherlands international successfully underwent a medical with the Serie A outfit on Saturday morning and reached an agreement on a deal that will keep him at the club until 2015.

"I am proud that I will sign a four-year deal with Roma. Everything about this club says football. I haven't had time to visit the stadium yet, but I'm impressed with the training facilities," Stekelenburg said on the website of Sport-Promotion, the company of his agent Rob Jansen.

"I also spoke with [head coach] Luis Enrique about his plans with the club and that was a very pleasant conversation. He also hopes that the clubs will soon reach an agreement, because this has all been taking too much time already."

Ajax announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement in principle with Roma about the transfer of the 28-year-old
subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions.

Both clubs are expected to finalise the deal within 24 hours with Roma planning to present Stekelenburg to the press on Monday.