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Departing Watford man an option for Leeds United, Middlesbrough have already held talks

Departing Watford man Ben Foster is an ‘option’ for Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch this summer, reports Daily Mail.

Leeds United are looking for an experienced goalkeeper this summer, says Daily Mail, and Foster is said to be an option for the Yorkshire side.

Foster, 39, sees his Watford contract expire at the end of this month. He’s set to leave the club after four years at Vicarage Road, with Championship side Middlesbrough reportedly keen on Foster too.

Reports earlier this month revealed that Boro and Foster were in talks over a potential summer transfer but Leeds could now scupper Chris Wilder’s plans to sign Foster this summer.

Foster is a hugely experienced goalkeeper having represented England on eight occasions and having racked up 536 total career appearances.

Perhaps his best stint was with West Brom from 2012 to 2018, where he won six individual Player of the Season awards.

Now though, Foster is at a crossroads. At 39 years old he doesn’t have too many years left ahead of him, but he still has options on the table.

A move to Leeds would surely see him play back-up but a move to Middlesbrough might see him play more regular football, so it’s down to what Foster wants to do with his remaining playing years.

Should Boro pursue Foster?

Middlesbrough desperately need to sign a goalkeeper this summer. Foster is one of several to have been linked with the club and if Wilder misses out on the former Manchester United man, then he has other options.

But as a free agent and also a hugely experienced player, Foster could be a really shrewd signing for Boro and so Leeds United’s reported interest might force them into making a move.

It remains to be seen, but Foster definitely has some exciting options ahead of his Watford contract expiry later this week.

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