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Ben Foster signs new West Bromwich Albion deal

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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a new four year deal at the club, according to Sky Sports. 

Foster signs the new deal with an option of a further year, which will keep him at the club until 2019, should he opt for that further year. 

Recently appointed manager Alan Irvine stated his delight at tying the keeper down to a long term deal. 

The Scot said: “This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the club as Ben’s an extremely important player for us – both on and off the pitch.

“He’s a great personality, a great character and leads by example.

“This is a magnificent signing for the club. Ben is one of the best keepers in the country, which he showed when he played really well for England against Costa Rica at the World Cup.

“Ben is extremely professional, which is infectious in training, as he demands high standards of himself and others.” 

Foster has been one of Albion’s top performers in recent years, having signed permanently for the West Midlands club in the summer 2012, having spent the previous year on loan at the club from local rivals Birmingham City. 

And the former Watford and Manchester United shot stopper stated his delight at the deal to The Birmingham Mail.

“When I signed here permanently, I said this is the sort of club I could see myself finishing my career at.

“And that’s exactly how I felt when the club said they wanted to negotiate a new contract.

“It was something I wanted to get sorted as soon as possible. I’m very happy here.

“It was a very obvious and easy decision for me and my family.”

Foster endured a tough time at the Hawthorns last season, with the 31 year old sidelined for three months with a foot injury, however he did make 24 appearances as the Baggies finished 17th in the Premier League, three points above relegated Norwich City. 

By Ben Reardon 

@BenReardon1

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