Ben Foster signs for West Brom from Birmingham City
West Brom have signed goalkeeper Ben Foster from neighbours Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.
Ex-England international Foster, 29, played for Albion on loan last term.
He has signed a three-year deal while there is a further two-year option in the club’s option, and new head coach Steve Clarke said: “Ben’s been a priority signing all summer.
“A quality goalkeeper is worth 10 or 12 points a season – and that’s certainly what we think we’ve got in Ben Foster.”
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Indeed Ben Foster had a great season on loan at the Hawthorns last term and a permanent move to West Brom had appeared to be on the cards throughout the summer. Steve Clarke has done well to snap up the ex-England international and may well be looking to bring in other new signings this summer as he hopes to build on the good work Roy Hodgson put in before he left the club.
Ben Foster tweeted shortly after the move was confirmed.
The former Man United man also thanked his former fans
Foster made 43 appearances for Birmingham City following his £6m move to St Andrews’ two years ago.