Sheffield United are considering a move for Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster in the summer, according to the Sun. With Dean Henderson’s loan spell from Manchester United ending in June, the Blades have been looking at possible alternatives.
The Hornets shot-stopper’s current deal at Vicarage Road expires at the end of the season, and the 36-year-old could well be dispensed with if his side are relegated to the Championship.
Watford are currently enduring a tumultuous season with Quique Sanchez Flores already the second manager to be sacked by the club before Christmas.
Following their defeat to Southampton on Saturday, the Hornets are bottom of the table, six points from safety, but Foster has been one of the standout performers.
If United cannot afford to buy Henderson on a permanent basis, with interest expected to be high in the 22-year-old, it appears Foster could well be seen as a short term solution to become the club’s no.1.