West Bromwich Albion have confirmed they have completed the signing of Spanish defender Pablo Ibanez on a free transfer.
Ibanez has put pen to paper on a three-year deal which will come into effect on July 1 after his contract with Atletico Madrid expires.
The 28-year-old made just a handful of appearance last season following Quique Sanchez Flores' appointment as coach.
West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo said delighted with the capture.
"Pablo comes with bags of experience at the highest level, having been a regular fixture in La Liga for the past seven seasons," he said in a statement released by the club.
"He's also played in the Champions League for Atletico and the World Cup for Spain, so the Premier League should hold no fears for him.
"Pablo has a great pedigree and, at 28, is at a good age. He will bring a physical presence to our defence and his arrival will create real competition at centre-half."
Ibanez has spent the last seven seasons in the Primera Division, making his top-flight debut in 2003 with hometown club Albacete.
However, he lost his status as a regular starter in 2008 and made just seven appearances last campaign following the summer signing of Juanito and the arrival of Sanchez Flores.
Ibanez made 23 appearances for Spain and started three of their four World Cup matches in 2006 alongside Carlos Puyol.