OFFICIAL: Milan Sign Cristian Zapata On Permanent Deal

The Colombian is definitely not going to return at Villareal…

Milan have officially completed the permanent signing of defender Cristian Zapata from Villarreal for an undisclosed fee.

The Colombian joined the Serie A outfit on loan in the summer and has now agreed terms on a three-year deal to make his stay permanent.

“AC Milan wishes to communicate they have made the signing of Cristian Zapata from Villarreal permanent,” the club said in a statement. “The defender’s contract will run to June 30, 2016.”

Zapata, who previously spent five years in Italy with Udinese, has made 28 appearances in all competitions for Milan.

The latest updates on the contract renewals again confirm what has been expected. Reports claim that Mario Yepes held talks with the Milan official regarding this matter, but no agreement has been reached. In addition, another defender is facing the exit door – for the second time. Didac Vila’s agent Raul Verdu, told Tuttomercatoweb that the Catalonia man is going to look for another destination.

That would be it regarding the transfer windows for now. We have some more news to offer you, but unfortunately it is not that good. Striker Giampaolo Pazzini will miss the start of next season, having been ruled out for six months after undergoing knee surgery.

The 28-year-old has been troubled by problems with his right knee during the Serie A campaign, and after Milan’s final-day victory over Siena, the former Inter ace was booked in for surgery in Belgium to try and resolve the issue.

This only suggests that Milan will be once again looking to sign a forward in the summer, as former Barcelona product Bojan Krkic is also set to leave.


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