EXCLUSIVE: Foster gives Birmingham Brum's rush
Published 22:30 05/04/12 By James Nursey
Ben Foster has told West Brom he wants to stay with them - even if his parent club Birmingham are promoted.
The former England keeper has been a hit at The Hawthorns since joining on a season-long loan following Blues' relegation to the Championship last May.
City offloaded Foster as they needed his £27,000-a-week wages off their pay-roll.
Currently fourth in the Championship and on course for the play-offs, Birmingham have stated they they expect Foster to come 'home' if they return to the top-flight at the first time of asking.
They recently told the Baggies they are not interested in selling to them anyway, following protracted and heated negotiations in the build-up to Liam Ridgewell's January move to West Brom.
But Foster is enjoying life at Albion and has informed club officials that he is very keen to join permanently this summer.
The 29-year-old knows most of the Birmingham first team he played in have now left St Andrew's, and no longer feels part of the club.