Former Bayern Munich midfielder Andreas Ottl has joined Augsburg on a two-year deal.
Ottl had spent last season at Hertha Berlin but the club were relegated from the Bundesliga after losing a play-off to Fortuna Dusseldorf and agreed to terminate the player's contract.
The 27-year-old former Germany under-21 international has signed until the summer of 2014 and is hoping to enjoy success with the Bavarian side.
"I am pleased to be at FC Augsburg and I am looking forward to helping the club to a good run of results in the new Bundesliga campaign," he told the club's official website.
"We will hopefully reach our goals in the new season."
Augsburg's general manager Manfred Paula has no doubts the club have acquired a talented individual.
"We have captured an experienced midfielder in Andrea Ottl," said Paula.
"He is still young enough to be on the very top of his game. He will strengthen our team with his skills and quality."
Ottl played more than 100 games for Bayern, twice winning the league and cup double with the club.