Ben Foster joins Watford from West Brom on two-year deal
Last Updated: 05/07/18 10:37pm
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..
Thanks for the memories Baggies, it’s been 7 years that was honestly a pleasure and an honour to play each week. Thanks for making it a home and looking after me. And to all the staff and players, thanks for making it enjoyable to wake up and come into work everyday 😘😘 @wba— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) July 5, 2018
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.
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.
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.