Watford have received a huge boost before the resumption of the Premier League as their number one goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a new contract at the club.
According to the Watford Observer, the 37-year-old’s contract was going to run out this summer but, after successful negotiations, he has now committed another two years to the club, keeping him at Vicarage Road until 2022.
He is part of a list of players to have signed new contracts, including Christian Kabasele, Daryl Janmaat and Daniel Bachmann, as per Watford Observer.
Despite his age, the Englishman is still at the top of his game and has been one of the few players still on form despite the Hornets’ poor season which sees them in the midst of a relegation battle, via BBC Sport.
He has made the joint-sixth most saves in the Premier League (six) and has the fifth most clean sheets in the division (nine), per Squawka, and saves like his one against Sheffield United show his quality.
These statistics, along with him been named the London Goalkeeper of the Year at the London Football Awards for the last two years, highlights how good he has been in between the sticks since his move from West Bromwich Albion in 2018, per Transfermarkt.
This contract news should go down as some of the club’s best business this season and it should give both the club and supporters a huge morale boost in their battle for Premier League survival. His figures this season highlight how he could be the man to get Watford the points they need to stay up.
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