Watford return suits Foster

09 July 2018 21:33:19 GMTPlus11

Ben Foster has revealed that the main reason he decided to return to Watford is because the current Hornets squad is as strong as it has ever been.

The 35-year-old former England goalkeeper completed his £4million transfer from West Brom to Vicarage Road last week and is relishing the chance to remain in the Premier League following the Baggies' relegation to the Champions last term.

Foster played for Watford on loan between 2005 and 2007, helping the club clinch promotion in his first campaign at Vicarage Road.

He said: "I feel I had a really good connection with the Watford fans while I was here so it was a no-brainer [to come back] really.

"Knowing the club makes it so much easier for me. If you've been there before, you know the set-up, you know the club. I know the area so it's a perfect fit.

"It was a chance to come back to a team that I don't think has ever been this good. The quality we've got within the team from top to bottom is probably the best it has ever been."

Since the end of last season, Watford have also signed Gerard Deulofeu, Marc Navarro, Ben Wilmot, Adam Masina and Ken Sema.

A host of players have been allowed to leave the Hornets, including Costel Pantilimon, who has joined Nottingham Forest, and Mauro Zarate, who has signed for Boca Juniors.

Watford are 1.72 to finish in the top half of the Premier League this season and 2.50 to beat Brighton on the opening weekend of the campaign.

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