£30,000-a-week Englishman admitted that he’s now ready to be a backup to a world-class goalkeeper. He namechecked Arsenal and claimed he’d love to be Arteta’s number two behind Aaron Ramsdale. Ben Foster has suggested that he’d be open to joining Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal or Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa this summer.
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The soon-to-be-free-agent said on his Fozcast podcast: “If I’m signing for a club as a number two goalkeeper, it depends on the first-choice goalkeeper.
“Say Arsenal or Aston Villa, where the first-choice goalkeeper I know is a world-class goalkeeper – Ramsdale or Martinez – I know I have a world-class goalkeeper in front of me, who’s still at an age where they are learning and they can get there because they’ve got the potential.
“At that point, I will go ‘I’m going to help you maximise your ability and make sure you become an absolute monster or beast’.
“I’d love to be able to do that. I would love to do that.”
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Bernd Leno is all set to leave Arsenal this summer and the Gunners will need a replacement.
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner is on his way to replace the German, and he is expected to be the Gunners’ second choice goalkeeper at the start of next season.
Having someone as experienced as Foster around Ramsdale would not be a bad idea at all. The two get along really well and the Watford man has seen it all in goal over the last two decades, which could prove to be really helpful for this young Arsenal squad.
However, it’s extremely unlikely that the Gunners will even consider Foster this summer – even though he’s ready to be the number two and is available on a free transfer.
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