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Strootman admits Stekelenburg convinced him about Roma

Kevin Strootman admits talking to Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg about moving to AS Roma.

Stekelenburg left Roma last month.

"The step up to Serie A from the Dutch League is very exciting. I spoke to Maarten over the phone and he told me Roma are a huge club with very passionate fans. There is a lot of pressure, but I think that helps players to do even better.

"In Holland we are not accustomed to hundreds of fans waiting for you at the airport. I really didn't expect such a warm welcome. I can promise the fans I'll give 100 per cent for this club, though I prefer to do my talking on the pitch."

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