Ben Foster delighted to complete West Bromwich Albion transfer

West Brom have signed goalkeeper Ben Foster from midland rivals Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee on Friday

Ben Foster has revealed his delight at signing a three-year deal with West Bromwich Albion after the goalkeeper moved from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old made 37 appearances for the Baggies in the Premier League after joining the Hawthorns outfit on a season-long loan deal last July.

Foster, who moved from Manchester United to St Andrew’s in May 2010, helped Birmingham to a surprise 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final at Wembley in 2011.

The goalkeeper posted on his Twitter page: “Really happy to have just signed for West Bromwich Albion, thanks to the fans for making me feel so welcome last year, can’t wait to get started.”

Foster added: “Want to say a huge thank you to all at BCFC and the fans, will always look back at my time with you with fondness.

“I’ll never forget what you have done for me and will always remember the Carling Cup final as that meant so much to me, and you. My best wishes for the future.”

Former Liverpool first-team coach Steve Clarke was appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor at West Brom in June after the 65-year-old agreed to take charge of England.

Clarke, who also had spells as coach at Chelsea and West Ham United, believes securing Foster’s switch to the Hawthorns represents a coup for the club.

“Ben’s been a priority signing all summer,” Clarke told the club’s website. “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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