Milan capture Villarreal's Zapata on loan

Villarreal on Wednesday announced an agreement with AC Milan that will see Colombian international defender Cristian Zapata move to the Italian giants on a season-long loan.

The Colombian defender, 25, will return to Serie A after leaving Udinese for the Yellow Submarine last summer.

The 15-times capped defender moved to Villarreal on a five-year deal for a reported €8.5million (10.5 USD). However, Villarreal were relegated from La Liga on the final day of last season.

Milan have an option to sign Zapata permanently next summer.