Foster started the season as number 1 for Man Utd, due to the injury to Edwin van der Sar, but has now finds himself 3rd in the pecking order due to a number of mistakes. This won't make him first choice with the Spurs fans with resemblances to Paul Robinson very much still fresh in the mind.
Foster preformed very well when he was on loan at Watford and any time he was asked to deputise and he has made 4 appearances for England, but his demotion from no1 to 3rd choice at United is likely to rule him out of the World Cup next year unless he gets a move.
The fortunes of Foster do seem to resemble those of Robinson in some ways where he was very highly regarded but a number of mistakes saw him losing both his spot in the Spurs team and the England team. Robinson has since regrouped and looks back at his best for Blackburn and I don't doubt Foster will bounce back but at the moment that looks unlikely to be at Man Utd and I am not so sure Spurs would be the best move for him.
Spurs have started this season very well and obviously want to keep the momentum going, bringing in a goalkeeper who is low on confidence may not be the best move for either the team or the player. Saying that though there is no doubt that Foster has the potential to be a top keeper and if he was first pick at United he would cost considerably more than the £6 million being mentioned at the moment.
Written by Kampanart Wong, a sports editor who blogs about cheap football jerseys