Contracts: Foster Pens Two-Year Deal

By: Watford FC Staff

Ben Foster has signed a new two-year contract with Watford FC, extending his Vicarage Road tenure until 2022.

A Premier League ever-present this season, the 37-year-old goalkeeper has made nearly 150 appearances in his two spells with the Hornets.

“I know it takes me to 39, but I know I'm good for it,” he said. “I'm feeling as good as I've ever done. Football seems easy and natural for me. Watford just works for me.

“Once you're fully at peace with who you are as a person and goalkeeper, it makes it a lot easier. What you are, who you are and what you stand for. Football is the easy part then.

“Longevity of players at clubs is becoming more important. It's a very multi-cultural squad at Watford, in terms of age range and not just backgrounds.

“I see young kids coming through. They run off adrenaline, everything is new and shiny to them. If they start having set-backs, they need support. I want to help as many other players as I can.”

“In this latter spell I've had most of my best moments at the club - and that's saying something, because in my first spell with the promotion, that set me on the way to being a footballer.

“It still hurts when we lose though, don't get me wrong.”

The three other players whose Watford deals expire this summer – José Holebas, Heurelho Gomes and Adrian Mariappa – have each agreed the Fifa-approved contract extensions to cover the delayed finish to the 2019/20 campaign.

Individual talks continue between the trio and the Hornets with regards to their respective Vicarage Road futures.

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