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Ben Foster joins Watford from West Brom on two-year deal

Ben Foster
Image: Ben Foster is back at Vicarage Road

Ben Foster has left relegated West Brom and rejoined Watford on an initial two-year contract.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper is back at Vicarage Road where he enjoyed a successful loan spell from Manchester United between 2005 and 2007.

Foster helped Watford earn promotion to the Premier League and was voted the Hornet's Player of the Season in the subsequent campaign..

He made 81 appearances for Watford and his form resulted in an England debut in February 2007.

Sky Sports News reported last week that Watford had opened talks with West Brom and Foster, along with team-mate Craig Dawson, refused to travel with the rest of the Albion squad for their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

Ben Foster was kept busy
Image: Foster made 41 appearances for West Brom last season

The 6ft 4ins keeper, who made 41 appearances for the Baggies last season, had one year left on his contract.

He played a total of 223 games for the club, winning Supporters' Player of the Year three times and Players' Player of the Year twice during a seven-season stay at The Hawthorns.

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Foster is the third player to arrive at Vicarage Road this summer. Watford have already signed Italy U21 international Adam Masina from Bologna and Spanish defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol.

They begin their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on August 11.

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