Atletico Madrid announced Wednesday the signing of veteran Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel to a one-year contract.

"Our new midfielder will bring a lot of experience, as he has played more than 600 official games," 77 of them in the Champions League, Atletico said in a press release.

The 33-year-old Belgium international comes to LaLiga on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 10 goals in four seasons and won the German Cup and the German Supercup.