Diego Benaglio has bid Wolfsburg an emotional farewell after joining Monaco. - © gettyimages / Alexander Scheuber
Diego Benaglio has bid Wolfsburg an emotional farewell after joining Monaco. - © gettyimages / Alexander Scheuber
Bundesliga

Diego Benaglio bids Wolfsburg farewell with Monaco move

Diego Benaglio has bid Wolfsburg and the Bundesliga Auf Wiedersehen by joining French champions AS Monaco on a three-year contract.

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The Swiss custodian, veteran of 259 Bundesliga appearances and a 2009 Bundesliga champion, is planning to end his playing days in the Principality, but his goodbye is only expected to be temporary.

"As much as I am looking forward to writing a new chapter in my career now, this departure was extremely hard for me," Benaglio said. "Wolfsburg have become a second home for my family and me and I am already looking forward to coming back here. Wolfsburg are and remain an amazing club, and my club. I will be eternally grateful to this club, their fans and the whole region."

Benaglio will get to play UEFA Champions League football again next season, and experience a new challenge in Ligue 1. However, once he pins his gloves to the wall, Wolfsburg have assured him that the doors will remain open for him to return to the Volkswagen Arena.

- © gettyimages / Deniz Calagan