Tuesday July 12 2011
Udinese's Zapata joins Villarreal

After almost 200 games for Udinese, Cristian Zapata has left the club for Spanish outfit Villarreal.

The Bianconeri have confirmed the transfer on Tuesday morning with a short note on their official website.

The Colombian, 25, joined Udinese in the summer of 2005 from Deportivo Cali in his homeland.

An imposing central defender, who can play as a right-back, Cordoba was also tracked by Liverpool this summer.

Financial details regarding the switch have not been released.

Zapata played in 190 games for the Stadio Friuli outfit in all competitions, scoring five goals in the process.