Zapata’s agent, Córdoba: “He expected a different attitude towards him, he still feels that he can give a lot to Milan”

Krzysztof Piątek and Cristian Zapata at the end of SPAL-Milan at Stadio Paolo Mazza on May 26, 2019. (

Cristian Zapata’s agent has stated that his client was hoping to stay at Milan but now he’s evaluating his future.

Five Milan players are leaving the club with expiring contracts and one of them is Cristian Zapata, who has been part of Milan since joining from Villarreal in 2012.

The center back wanted a two-year contract extension, but the club decided not to fulfill the wishes of the 32-year-old, who played 20 games in all competitions for Milan the past season.

“Cristian has always hoped for Milan,” Zapata’s agent, Iván Córdoba, told Espansione TV’s show Il Barbiere. “When he stays for a long time in a team and fights for many important things, there are things that go beyond the contract. He expected a different attitude towards him, he didn’t expect a contract with the same figures as before but rather the confidence of having a two-year contract, to have stability and to try to do well because he still feels he can give a lot to Milan.

“Now he’s evaluating his future, he still wants and important challenge. He will go to the national team, Colombia needs him, he will do well and surely some important offers will come. Inter? At a certain moment we talked about it. Italy or abroad? We don’t know yet, but a player like Cristian can still be very useful to many teams, also in Italy.”

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I really hoped for an extension for Zapata and Abate because our backline backup is really thin. Zapate and Abate did had some very good displays this season and the last one too.