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Albion set to unveil Foster and Gera
Duo sign before American trip Albion are set to unveil the signings of fans’ favourite Zoltan Gera and England international Ben Foster at a press conference later this afternoon. Former midfielder Gera signs on a Bosman transfer following his release from Fulham with Foster believed to have signed in the region of £6 million. The capture of Foster will break the club’s record transfer fee – and also explains the decision to pull out of the David Vaughan deal. Baggies boss Roy Hodgson has been after a new goalkeeper since last season’s first-choice Scott Carson was sold for £1.5 million to Turkish outfit Bursaspor. Foster, a former Stoke and Manchester United goalkeeper, stared for Birmingham City last season – despite their relegation – and helped the Blues win their first major trophy, winning the man of the match award in the process. Gera ends a three-year exile from The Hawthorns after he decided to leave the club and join Fulham on a free transfer. During his first spell at the club, he made 117 appearances in all competitions, plus 38 from the subs bench, scoring 25 times. Both players will now travel with the rest of the squad to Albion’s tour of America. Are you happy with the capture of Gera and Foster? Have your say at Baggies Banter here.
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