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Middlesbrough open talks with ex-England international ahead of summer move

Middlesbrough have entered into talks to sign soon-to-be free agent Ben Foster, according to The Northern Echo.

Middlesbrough are looking to the transfer market in order to revamp and revitalise their squad ahead of the upcoming campaign.

After missing out on a spot in the play-offs by just one place, manager Chris Wilder will feel a few alterations will see them over the line.

A position they are prioritising over the coming months is a goalkeeper. Joe Lumley and Luke Daniels were rotated between the sticks last season, but the duo are available for exits, with the former having already joined Reading on a season-long loan.

Errors from Lumley may have cost Boro on a few occasions last time out, and so Wilder is eyeing up an experienced shot stopper to take the number one spot.

After six years at Vicarage Road, Ben Foster is now leaving Watford and looking for a new club. With Middlesbrough in the market for a new goalkeeper, they have entered talks to sign the 39-year-old.

What experience does Foster boast?

The eight-time England international has played in the Premier League for the majority of his career, plying his trade for the likes of Manchester United, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, and most recently Watford.

He has experience in the second tier too, achieving promotion back to the top flight in both his seasons playing in the Championship with the Hornets.

Which other ‘keepers have Boro been linked with?

Middlesbrough are also looking at the possibility of signing Manchester United’s Tom Heaton, as well as Crystal Palace’s Jack Butland according to the same report.

Whilst Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow and Leicester City’s Daniel Iversen are also being scouted by the Teessiders according to The Sun.

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