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Demichelis signs for Atletico Madrid

Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that the club has signed defender Martin Demichelis on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old joins Atletico on a free transfer after his contract with Malaga concluded at the end of the La Liga season.

"Demichelis' experience is going to come in handy in the many challenges we face from August," Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said. "He is a very difficult defender to play against, and is used to playing in big games and will bring a lot to the side."

Demichelis began his career at River Plate of his native Argentina before spending seven years at Bayern Munich, where he made 174 appearances. He has earned 37 caps for Argentina since making his international debut in 2005.

07/11 13:05:11 ET

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