Zapata exit talk is premature

20 June 2011 05:56
Cristian Zapata's agent has dismissed reports the Udinese defender is set to complete a move from the Italian outfit to Liverpool.[LNB] Last week the Colombia international was quoted as saying he was close to sealing a deal with the Premier League giants.[LNB]Bayern Munich had also made an approach for the 24-year-old, who was previously a target of Arsenal.[LNB]But his agent, Massimo Italiani, believes Zapatas' comments may have been misunderstood and suggested his immediate future will be best served by staying with Udinese.[LNB]"The statements coming from South America travel too many miles and sometimes they have different meanings from the original ones," he told "There is no news regarding his future.[LNB]"Of course, his dream is to play in the Premier League one day, but to leave a club like Udinese you need a request from a big club.[LNB]"Cristian will now be involved in the Copa America and we hope he will be a key figure after having a fantastic season with his club.[LNB]"Udinese is the ideal environment for him to grow without much pressure."[LNB]Zapata helped Udinese finish fourth in last season's Serie A and he still has two years left on his contract at the Stade Friuli.

Source: Team_Talk