Monaco complete signing of Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio
Monaco have confirmed the signing of Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio on a three-year deal.
Benaglio, 33, joins the French champions as they look to replace backup keeper Morgan De Sanctis, whose contract expires at the end of this month.
The Swiss international became a fans’ favourite at Wolfsburg, where he played 321 matches in 10 seasons and was appointed captain.
“We are delighted to welcome Diego Benaglio to Monaco,” Monaco vice-president and CEO Vadim Vasilyev told the club’s official website.
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“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 said: “It’s an honour to join AS Monaco, the reigning French Champions. I followed the team’s results last year, and they achieved great things.
“Obviously I’ve also followed [Radamel] 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.”
Stefan Buczko covers Borussia Dortmund for ESPN FC. Twitter: @StefanBuczko.