Benaglio ready to help VfL Wolfsburg

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Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio says he turned down a lucrative move away from the club in order to help VfL Wolfsburg improve on a poor showing in the Bundesliga last season.

The Wolves ended in a disappointing eighth place having ended as runners-up to FC Bayern München in the 2014/15 season.

Benaglio revealed that Ligue 1 side Monaco were his main suitors, but he turned down an offer to remain in Germany.

"There was interest from Monaco, there was interest there and the offer was very lucrative," he told Kicker.

"Last season, for us as a team, was not good. I want to be part of it, guiding the team to better league positions."

Injuries saw Benaglio lose his place in the side to Koen Casteels and at the age of 33, the Swiss international has lost none of his desire to fight for his place in the side.

"The coach has said that it is not set in stone. Everyday I will do everything possible to be ready on the day when my chance comes. I will not hide when the time comes."

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