Wrexham sign former Manchester United and England goalkeeper Ben Foster
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Non-League side Wrexham AFC have announced the signing of former Manchester United and England goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The 39-year-old will come out of retirement and play for the club he last represented 18 years ago and has signed a contract until the end of the 22/23 season.
Upon his return, Foster told the club: “I’m over the moon. I’ve been at the Club an hour this morning and it seems a really nice place. Everyone is down to earth and the manager’s top-class.
“It’s changed a lot since I was last here, but it’s nice to be back and it’s nice to be back as a player too. It will be interesting to see how my body feels after training today! I’m looking forward to getting started.”
He continued: “The first time I was here, it was genuinely the springboard to the rest of my career – on the back of the loan move, playing in the LDV Vans Trophy Final at the Millennium Stadium, I got my move to Manchester United at the start of the next season. It was absolutely bonkers!
“If you’d told me 18 years ago that I’d have gone on to have the career that I have had, I probably wouldn’t have believed you to be honest so I do owe a lot to Wrexham.”
Welcome back to Wrexham, Ben Foster 🧤— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) March 23, 2023
Foster first played for Wrexham in 2005 on loan from Stoke City.
After making 21 appearances for the Welsh club, Foster left and signed for United, where he went on to win the League Cup.
Upon leaving United, he went on to play for the likes of Watford and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ben to the Club.
“With Rob Lainton getting injured at the weekend, it was important we had all bases covered going into the last part of the season, which this signing ensures.”
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