AC Milan close deal for Villarreal defender Zapata

AC Milan have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata.

AC Milan have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata.

The Colombia international, 26, moved to San Siro on a season-long loan last summer and his performances for the Rossoneri - who finished third in Serie A - have earned him a three-year contract in northern Italy.

A statement published on acmilan.com read: "AC Milan wishes to communicate they have made the signing of Cristian Zapata from Villarreal permanent.

"The defender's contract will run to June 30, 2016."

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