West Brom Secure Ben Foster

West Brom have managed to secure goalkeeper Ben Foster on a new four-year contract. The England international has been with the Midlands club since 2012 after making a loan move from Birmingham City permanent. He may not be a regular for the English national team, but Foster is regarded by England manager Roy Hodgson as one of the best backups to Joe Hart. Since making his debut in 2007, he has represented the national team in 8 matches. The 31-year-old is now approaching the peak of his career and he has elected to enjoy the comforts of a settled environment.
Foster was a regular for West Brom last season, as the club struggled with several mangers last season. They have a new manager in place for this new season, but this has only enhanced Foster’s reputation at the club. The goalkeeper recently came from Brazil after having played in a World Cup match. He was selected as the first choice for the final group match against Costa Rica, which finished as a 0-0 draw. Head coach Alan Irvine said to the club’s official site that Foster has proven over the years that he is a very capable goalkeeper and that the club are just happy to have him in the squad.
"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," said Irvine.