By Dela Ahiawor

Ligue 1 side – AS Monaco has completed the signing of experienced 32-year-old Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

The former Arsenal goalie has committed himself with Les Monegasque until June 2022.

“We are happy to welcome Vito Mannone to AS Monaco,” said Sporting Director Paul Mitchell.

“After Kevin Volland, the arrival of Vito shows our desire to bring in quality players but also with experience in a squad that has a number of young talents, with the aim of finding the right balance and a good mix of potential and experience.

“Vito has shown a high level of performances in his experiences in various leagues and I am convince that he will bring a lot to the squad.”

Vito Mannone also shared his delight after putting pen to paper:

“I am very proud to sign in AS Monaco and to have the opportunity to discover a new championship.

“I am very happy to join this talented group. I look forward to meeting my new team-mates and giving my best to help the club achieve its goals.”

Vito Mannone made a name for himself in England where he was voted Sunderland’s best player in 2013-14 and one of the main architects of the Black Cats maintaining their Premier League status that same season.