Benaglio eager to contribute at Monaco

AS Monaco have announced the signing of former Wolfsburg stopper Diego Benaglio, who says that he followed the club's successful Ligue 1 season with interest.

The 33-year old, a veteran of nine seasons at the 2008/09 Bundesliga champions, put pen to paper in a deal that will see him remain at Stade Louis II until 2020.

Vadim Vasilyev, CEO of AS Monaco, highlighted the former Switzerland international's significant amount of experience at an event where the player was introduced to the media.

"We are delighted to welcome Diego Benaglio to AS Monaco," he said.

"Diego has won several trophies with Wolfsburg, including the Bundesliga, and also played at Euro 2008 and the 2010 and 2014 World Cups with Switzerland. He will bring all of his experience to our squad."

Benaglio, who made 259 appearances for Wolfsburg and 61 for his country, expressed his delight at completing the transfer.

"It's an honour to join AS Monaco, the reigning French Champions," he told reporters.

"I followed the team's results last year, they achieved great things. Obviously, I've also followed Falcao's season and Kylian Mbappe's development. I can't wait to meet the squad. I'll be doing my best to bring my experience and everything I can to the team," he added.

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