The Russian side added the Witsel to the signing of Hulk on an extraordinary day in the transfer market.
Zenit reportedly met the €40million release clause in Witsel’s contract with Portuguese side Benfica.
The Russian transfer window remains open until later in September.
Witsel has previously been strongly linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?