Official: He's Coming Home!
Ben Foster has completed a return to Vicarage Road after agreeing a permanent transfer from West Bromwich Albion.
A former Watford Player of the Season, Foster - capped eight times by England - is back with the Hornets having today signed a two-year-contract, with the club holding an option over an additional 12 months.
A popular figure at The Vic after two successful years on loan from Manchester United, the 6ft 4ins goalie played an integral role in the club’s 2005/06 promotion campaign and was then voted the Hornets’ stand-out performer during the subsequent Premier League season.
His good form at Watford resulted in a debut for England in February 2007, and his international appearances include a 2014 World Cup match against Costa Rica.
With 81 Watford outings to his name, Foster returned in 2007 to parent club Manchester United, where he played 23 times and was named 'Man of the Match' for his part in the Red Devils' 2009 League Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur.
A £6m move to Birmingham City followed in 2010, and he once again lifted the League Cup following Blues’ surprise defeat of Arsenal in the 2011 final.
After an impressive year at St. Andrew’s, Foster switched to fellow West Midlands side West Bromwich Albion in an initial season-long loan which would turn into a permanent deal.
In total, he played 223 games for the Baggies, winning Supporters’ Player of the Year three times and Players’ Player of the Year twice during a seven-season stay at The Hawthorns.
Keep an eye on watfordfc.com for exclusive reaction from the popular returning goalkeeper.