Liverpool target opts for Villareal

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Updated: July 12, 2011

Reported Liverpool target Cristian Zapata has turned his back on a move to Anfield after signing for Villarreal from Udinese for an undisclosed fee.

The 24 year old defender had also been linked with a move to Arsenal but he has chosen to make the move to the La Liga side where he has signed a 5 year deal.

A statement from Udinese said: “The club has sold the sporting rights of Zapata to Villarreal. We wish to thank the player for his professionalism during his six years at the club and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

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