Ben Foster completes Birmingham move

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Birmingham City have confirmed they have completed the signing goalkeeper Ben Foster from Manchester United.

The 27-year-old England international has joined the Midlands club for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

Foster comes in following Manchester City's decision to retain the services of Joe Hart next season after his successful loan spell at St. Andrew's this year.

"It looks as if we've got another great acquisition with Ben Foster," Brum manager Alex McLeish told

"The goalkeeper is a massive position and we've now signed another young hungry goalkeeper who wants to prove himself and live up to his potential.

"We believe he is of the same kind of standard as Joe Hart."

The Leamington Spa born-keeper has found his chances limited at United because of the form of first-choice keeper Edwin van der Sar.

McLeish added: "Ben's situation is similar to Joe's in that he found himself twiddling his thumbs behind another top keeper in van der Sar.

"Van der Sar is a world class player and a hard act to follow. I've watched van der Sar since he started at Ajax and he was always destined to play at the top and for as long as he has.

"Goalkeepers can go on for ever so that one was a losing battle for Ben. Ben is ambitious and wants to play regular football and naturally doesn't want to play second fiddle."

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