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Foster makes permanent move from Birmingham to West Brom

West Bromwich Albion's search for a goalkeeper has ceased with news that Ben Foster has signed permanently with the club.

The 29-year old gloveman spent last season on loan with the Baggies and has now completed the switch from Birmingham City by signing a three-year deal with the option of a further two.

"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," he posted on Twitter.

"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."

New Baggies Steve Clarke added on the club's official website: "Ben's been a priority signing all summer. His performances last season were exceptional and it was important for the club to strike a permanent deal for him.

"A quality goalkeeper is worth 10 or 12 points a season to you - and that's certainly what we think we've got in Ben Foster."

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