Ben Foster reveals his weekly salary when he signed for West Brom – and how much it would have been reduced by if they suffered Premier League relegation
- Ben Foster has revealed what his salary was while playing for West Brom
- Ex-England international says his salary would drop after relegation
- Foster recently left League Two Wrexham after making 12 appearances
Ben Foster has opened up about how much money he makes playing for West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
The former England international left Wrexham in August and retired after making 12 appearances for the Welsh club.
Speaking on his Fozcast podcast, Foster revealed what his weekly salary was at the height of his powers at West Brom.
The goalkeeper made 223 appearances for the Baggies between 2012 and 2018 and admitted he was one of the club’s highest-paid players during that time.
Foster said: “In my first contract in 2012 at West Brom, I think it was £40,000 a week.
Ben Foster has revealed he earned a weekly salary of £40,000 while at West Brom
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“I was one of the highest earners, I was definitely not the highest earner but one of the highest earners.”
The 40-year-old left West Brom to join Watford after the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Foster would stay at Vicarage Road for four seasons before announcing his retirement.
He was tempted out of retirement by former club Wrexham, and the former Manchester United keeper helped the Hollywood club win promotion to the Football League last season.
Although Foster suffered relegation during spells at Birmingham City and Watford, he managed to keep West Brom in the top flight until his final season.
Foster recently left League Two side Wrexham after helping the club gain promotion to the EFL.
The goalkeeper is a former England international and has spent the majority of his career playing for Premier League clubs.
He revealed his salary would have dropped significantly had he stayed at the club in the league had he been relegated after signing his initial four-year contract in 2012.
Foster said: “I had a clause in my contract. My salary would go down to £25,000 if we were relegated.
“So I would have been in the league with West Brom, with three years left on my contract, on £25,000 a week.
“If we had been promoted again the following season they would have gone up to £40,000 (per week).”