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AS Monaco sign goalkeeper Diego Benaglio on a three-year deal

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AS Monaco have confirmed the signing of Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Vfl Wolfsburg on a three-year contract.

The 33-year-old joins the French champions as they look to replace Morgan De Sanctis whose contract expires at the end of this month.

Benaglio joined Wolfsburg in the January transfer window of 2008 and since then made a total of 321 appearances for Die Wölfe. In only his second season, Benaglio won the Bundesliga title. This was followed by a DFB-Pokal title and the DFL Supercup in 2015.

Monaco Vice-President and CEO Vadim Vasilyev said:

“We are delighted to welcome Diego Benaglio to AS Monaco. 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 has appeared 61 times for the national side. He was awarded the Swiss Player of the Year in 2009 and in 2013 for his incredible performances for both his national and club side.

On signing for Monaco, he becomes only the fourth Swiss player in the last 40 players to play for the club after Umberto Barberis, Marco Grassi & Patrick Müller.

“It’s an honour to join AS Monaco, the reigning French Champions.”, Benaglio said after putting pen to paper on his new deal. “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.”