Zapata is Milan's first significant signing of the summer.
āI accepted Milan because they are a great side who always fight to win,ā said the Colombian in todayās Press conference.
The Rossoneri have sold Thiago Silva to PSG and released Alessandro Nesta at the end of his contract.
āBeing Thiago Silvaās āheirā does not weigh on me. Iām not remotely frightened of the pressure that comes with that. Iām here to prove I am worthy of Milan.
āI realise Milan have lost two of the best centre-backs in the world, but I know Iām a good player and if I work hard then I can do well.
āI still havenāt spoken to Mario Yepes, as he is on international duty, but I already partnered him in defence for Colombia and hope to do the same here.
āI am a centre-back, but if itās needed then I can also play on the right. I struggled at Villarreal because it was a whole new League and they immediately put me on the right, so I struggled to adapt.
āI played for six years in Italy and Iām happy to be back āhome.ā The transfer all happened very quickly. As soon as I knew Milan were interested, I couldnāt wait to start training at Milanello.ā