AC Milan icon Maldini welcomes Zapata signing: But more needed

AC Milan legend Cesare Maldini has welcomed the signing of Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata. Zapata signed formally for Milan yesterday.

AC Milan legend Cesare Maldini has welcomed the signing of Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata.

Zapata signed formally for Milan yesterday.

Maldini told TMW: "I remember him from Udine, he did very well, then at Villarreal has not done very well and has had an injury .

"But it is obvious that Milan will have followed the player and considered him fully recovered.

"I think he still is not exactly a central defender but inevitably some kind of welcome by the fans after the departure of Thiago Silva. The Brazilian is a phenomenal player that I believe could have had a long career with the Rossoneri like (Franco) Baresi or Paolo (Maldini).

"So I think we need a high level player in defence."

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