West Brom On Verge Of Signing England Goalkeeper

Hawthorns to welcome new signing.

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West Bromwich Albion are on the brink of completing the loan signing of Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster.

The deal will see the the 28-year-old join the Baggies for the whole season, with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

The England international, impressed in his debut season for Birmingham, winning the man of the match in the League Cup final victory over Arsenal, despite the Blues being relegated.

Birmingham need to get him off their wage bill, as they struggle with the financial pressures of playing in the Championship.

Foster has made it clear he would prefer to remain in the Midlands and a switch to Albion would fit the bill.

Albion manager Roy Hodgson has been searching for a new number one keeper since Scott Carson signed for Turkish side Bursaspor last month.

He has been linked with West Ham’s Robert Green but Foster was always amongst his leading targets.

Foster will be Hodgson’s fourth summer signing following the arrival of Craig Dawson, Billy Jones and Gareth McAuley.

Hodgson helped save the Baggies from relegation since taking over in February and guided them to 11th, their best finish for thirty years.

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