Blues have completed the signing of England international goalkeeper Ben Foster from Manchester United. Blues new goalkeeper Ben Foster

Foster has joined Blues for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

The 27-year-old comes in following Manchester City's decision to retain the services of Joe Hart next season after his successful loan spell at St. Andrew's this year.

The highly regarded stopper has found his chances limited at Manchester United because of the form of first choice keeper Edwin van der Sar.

During the 2009/10 campaign he made just nine Premier League starts.

His last outing for the Reds came in their 3-0 win over West Ham United in February.

Born in Leamington Spa, Foster began his career with non-league side Racing Club Warwick, before being signed up by Stoke City in 2001.

He spent four years with the Potters, during which time he spent several spells out on loan at lower league sides including Wrexham.

It was during his time at the Welsh outfit he was spotted by Sir Alex Ferguson who took him to Old Trafford in a £1m deal.

The player has four England senior caps to his name, with his last game for the Three Lions coming in a 1-0 defeat to Brazil last November.