AC Milan offers new contract to Zapata
Today there was meeting in Casa Milan between Leonardo, Zapata and his agent. On the meeting was discussed the future of the Colombian defender. Cristian’s current contract expires at the end of the season, and he already has few offers. As our reports confirm, most interested for his services are Fenerbahce. The Turkish team already offered 2.5 year contract to the experienced defender. However Leonardo stated that AC Milan will not let Zapata go in the current transfer window, because they do not have enough center-backs.
The second interested team for Zapata, is Inter. Their former player Ivan Cordoba, is the current agent of Zapata. Cordoba is continuously in contact with the nerazzurri and they are ready to offer 2 year contract to Zapata, with possible extension for 1 further year.
The most surprising information from today’s meeting in Casa Milan was that AC Milan is ready to renew Zapata’s contract as well. When the season started Zapata was not in Gattuso’s plans. However Gennaro was forced to give chance to Zapata because of the many injuries that struck the team. When Cristian had the chance he performed above all expectations, and this has won him new contract in AC Milan. Leonardo today offered him 1 year contract extension with the current salary, which is 2 million euros per season plus bonuses. With the bonuses Zapata’s salary can rise to 2.4 million euros.
With 3 offers on the table Cristian left the meting, and now has time to think. It is expected that he will make his decision in the next 7 days.