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Ben Foster signs for Wrexham weeks after Spurs move fell through

National League leaders Wrexham have announced the signing of Ben Foster until the end of the season.

The 39-year-old has come out of retirement having initially ended his professional career last September.

Foster was linked with a move to Newcastle United during the summer when Karl Darlow got injured.

However, the former Manchester United goalkeeper opted to stay retired.

Tottenham Hotspur also attempted to sign him last month after losing Hugo Lloris to a long-term injury.

However, new Premier League rules blocked them from signing Foster.

It has worked in Wrexham’s favour, who recently lost Rob Lainton to a knee ligament injury.

He could spend up to six weeks on the sidelines and the National League club have acted swiftly.

Foster returns to the Racecourse Ground club, having first played for them in 2005.

He joined the Red Dragons – in League One at the time – on loan from Stoke City and made 21 appearances.

They are hoping to return to League Two 18 years later and are counting on Foster.

Wrexham are top of the National League with eight games remaining.

They hold a three-point lead over Notts County with a game in hand.

The North Wales club have been a force to reckon with after their Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney pumped in millions.

Foster recently admitted he was close to joining them earlier in the season and has finally done so.

They can count on his huge experience and quality during the crucial run-in after they narrowly missed out on promotion last term.

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