Football: French Ligue 1 champs Monaco land Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (right) celebrating with supporters on May 27, 2017 in Braunschweig, after the team beat Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0 away and 2-0 on aggregate in the Bundesliga relegation play-off.
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (right) celebrating with supporters on May 27, 2017 in Braunschweig, after the team beat Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0 away and 2-0 on aggregate in the Bundesliga relegation play-off.PHOTO: AFP

Monaco (AFP) - French champions Monaco have bolstered their last line of defence by signing experienced Swiss international goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Germany's Wolfsburg.

Monaco made it to the Champions League semi-final last season where some pundits felt current Monaco first-choice stopper Croatian international Danijel Subasic was found wanting against Juventus.

The 33-year-old Benaglio, who has played at three World Cups and won the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg in 2009, has signed a three-year deal at Monaco.

The imposing keeper told Monaco's website how honoured and excited he was about the move after proving himself with 259 career games in the German Bundesliga.

"I followed (Colombian striker) Falcao's season and (French forward) 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 said.

Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said the signing was a major boost for the club.

After 61 international appearances, Benaglio retired from international football after the 2014 World Cup.

"He will bring all of his experience to our squad," Vasilyev said.

Earlier, Monaco secured the signing of 20-year-old full-back Jordy Gaspar from Lyon following last week's arrival of Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans.