Sheffield United are today being linked with a move for former England goalkeeper, Ben Foster.
The 36-year-old is currently in his third spell with Watford. After making nearly 200 appearances for West Brom, he left the Baggies following their relegation back to the Championship.
Despite Watford’s struggles this term, Foster has been one of few players to impress. That form has seemingly caught the eye of Blades boss, Chris Wilder.
According to a report from the Sun, Wilder has identified Foster as the ideal signing if Watford do indeed go down and the Blades stay up. As things stand, both are looking a distinct possibility.
Wilder currently has Simon Moore and Dean Henderson to choose from in the sticks. However, Henderson is only on loan and the Blades boss looks to be keeping other options in mind.
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Why Sheffield United might need Ben Foster
As mentioned, Henderson’s deal is only a loan one. Despite the young stopper loving life at Bramall Lane, his ultimate goal is to play for Manchester United.
That, coupled with the fact he signed a new deal in the summer and would cost a hefty fee, might well put him out of the Blades’ price bracket in terms of a permanent move.
Furthermore, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he sees a bright future for Henderson at Old Trafford.
Bringing someone like Ben Foster in, then, would be a shrewd move by Wilder. While he’s in the twilight of his career, he’s still producing the goods on a weekly basis and to a high standard.
Goalkeepers generally carry on for a while anyway. Should Foster come into the fold at Bramall Lane, it would give Sheffield United a safe pair of hands for at least another season while they seek out a future number one.
Ben Foster to Sheffield United is exactly the sort of transfer we here at Sheffield United.News can see happening.