Ben Foster has confirmed he will be leaving Watford at the end of the season paving the way for Maduka Okoye to become the club’s first choice goalkeeper,
Okoye was signed by Watford from Sparta Rotterdam in January, but was loaned back to the Eredivisie club for the remainder of the campaign.
Okoye, who helped Sparta Rotterdam maintain their top-flight status following Sunday’s 3-1 win against Heracles Almelo is expected to start the next campaign at Watford.
Foster announced he will be leaving the Hornets this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
“The ups, downs, good, bad & ugly…it’s all part of the journey!,Foster wrote
“My time @WatfordFC is up, but a huge thanks for all the support & love Iv received from fans, players & staff in the 6 years with the club, it’s been a blast!
Looking forward to what next season will bring👌😘.”
Meanwhile, Okoye has thanked Sparta Rotterdam fans for their support during his time at the club.
“THANK YOU SPARTA ROTTERDAM ❤️🤍,” Okoye tweeted following Sunday’s away win at Heracles Almelo.
The 22-year-old signed for Sparta Rotterdam on a free transfer in July 2020.He was named Sparta’s Player of the Season, keeping 10 clean sheets in 28 league games during the 2020/21 season.