West Bromwich Albion always had to expect that some of their first-team players would be poached by other clubs.
Suffering relegation to the Championship punched a dent in their status, and now their number one goalkeeper Ben Foster is believed to be attracting attention.
On Saturday, The Sun reported that Watford are planning to launch a £10m bid for the shot-stopper, who has earned eight international caps for England in his career.
Foster is already familiar with the Hornets having spent two loan spells at the club between 2005 and 2007.
The 35-year-old moved to The Hawthorns in 2012 and has been the Baggies’ number one, but the club’s drop from the Premier League may have forced him to consider his options.
While West Brom may not have top-flight football to offer, they can ensure that Foster will be first choice at The Hawthorns.
After allowing Boaz Myhill to leave, it would be a disaster to lose Foster, but some fans think that the report is pure speculation.
Very much doubt Foster would leave unless the club pushed him out the door. #wba
— Matt (@matthewlhunter) June 24, 2018
We’ve just let Myhill go, so there is zero chance of us selling Foster. #wba
— (((Unity))) (@Unity_MoT) June 24, 2018
Can’t see Foster making Watford switch if true, family man, settled in area, kids probably settled in decent school, besides the sides could easily swap divisions after a season + he’s come out & said he’s staying #wba
— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) June 24, 2018
In my option this is a nine starter Foster going now where he already stated that and agree best goalkeeper we have ever had #wba
— Stephen Neale (@StephenNeale17) June 24, 2018
Foster to Watford!!!!???#wba
— Darren Beetlestone (@dbeetlestone) June 24, 2018
The foster to Watford is a easy link to make given he’s had previous there, even if true about this 10 million bid inless Fozzy is going back on everything he said, I for one don’t see it happening #wba
— Jason Wheeler (@lebouf1976) June 24, 2018