West Brom glad to secure Foster deal

29 June 2012 06:47

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke was delighted after getting goalkeeper Ben Foster to make his loan move from Midlands rivals Birmingham into a permanent switch.

Former Manchester United keeper Foster, 29, has signed an initial three-year deal with a further two-year option.

"I think the supporters will be delighted we've been able to keep him on board and make him our player," insisted Clarke, who succeeded England manager Roy Hodgson at the Hawthorns.

"In any league in the world you want a goalkeeper that is going to make match-winning saves, turn draws into wins and defeats into draws.

"A quality goalkeeper is worth 10 or 12 points a season to you -- and that's certainly what we think we've got in Ben Foster," the former Liverpool and Chelsea assistant manager added.

Source: AFP

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