Old Trafford flop on his way to St Andrews?
Birmingham have agreed a £6million deal with Manchester United for goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The two clubs held talks over the weekend and have struck a deal for the 27-year-old with a basic £4million being paid up front and the rest added according to performances and international caps.
It ends a period of frustration for Foster who has struggled in the shadow of Edwin van der Sar and realised his days were numbered with United scouting Manuel Neuer at Schalke and, number one target, Hugo Lloris of Lyon in recent weeks.
Foster said his goodbyes to teammates at Carrington on Saturday and will look forward to regular football at Birmingham from next season.
Birmingham also hope to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd over the next few weeks on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)
It does seem quite likely that Sir Alex Ferguson will choose to offload Ben Foster, such as his inability to prove himself at Old Trafford and a move to Birmingham City may well help the England man to recapture the form he showed whilst on loan at Watford when he did look like one hell of a hot prospect.
The Manchester United boss must be reeling after losing his grip on the Premier League title and is not the kind of guy to mince his words or think twice about acting on that anger. Many players at the club have under performed and the likes of Foster, Berbatov, Anderson, Carrick and others could find themselves in danger of heading for the exit.
Its not to say that the club has fallen way off the pace, after all they only lost the title by a single point, however it does seem likely Ferguson may take this opportunity to clean up his squad and Foster would be one of the first on his list of expendables.