Ben Foster ‘verbally signs’ new Wrexham deal in Reynolds private chat
Wrexham owner Ryan Reynolds is convinced he now has a ‘verbal agreement’ in place with Ben Foster that will see the goalkeeper stay in Wales next season when the Red Dragons return to Football League action. The former Manchester United, West Brom and Watford shot-stopper signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season at the end of March as cover following an injury to Wrexham’s No 1 Rob Lainton.
But since then, Foster has played an integral part in Wrexham’s National promotion charge – saving a last-gasp penalty to secure a 3-2 win over title rivals Notts County.
He was lapping up the full-time scenes on Saturday evening at the Racecourse Ground as Wrexham beat Boreham Wood 3-1 to secure their long-awaited return to the EFL.
And in a post-match embrace with owner Reynolds, captured on The Cycling GK’s YouTube channel, Foster appeared to provide assurances that he could be set to stick around next season.
“You’ve been here before,” Reynolds said to Foster, who spent time on loan with Wrexham earlier in his career.
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“We’ll do it again next year,” Foster replied.
A jubilant Reynolds responded: “Yes! Alright, that’s a contract.
“He said ‘we’ll do it again next year’ and that’s it – done. You just verbally signed!”
Later in the video, Foster also added: “Will I stay another year? We’ll see, we’ll see.”
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Foster had initially announced his retirement prior to signing for Wrexham after deciding to hang up his boots and gloves following his release from Watford.
It’s understood Foster actually rejected advances from Newcastle and Tottenham in order to prioritise more time with his family.
But it now appears that Foster’s Non-League exploits appear to have reignited his love for the game meaning he could be set to continue his playing career next season.
Speaking to BT Sport after Wrexham’s crowning moment, Foster told BT Sport: “Seriously, this club, this club is different I promise you. So that meant a lot. It’s really special.”
When he was sarcastically asked about whether he had any regrets about his decision to return, he replied: “Heck no! Heck no!
“I don’t think there’s anyone else I would have come to, to be fair. I’ve been here before, I know the club, I know how special it is and I know how much the fans love it. I know what it means to them.”
Wrexham’s last league title came way back in the 1977/78 season as their 45-year wait for glory was finally ended in the most convincing fashion to the delight of the club’s fanatical supporters.
The Red Dragons are now looking to end their season in style when they travel down to Devon to face Torquay United on the final day of the season on Saturday.
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