Zapata opens exit door

Colombia international's agent confirms he is leaving Villarreal

Cristian Zapata: Villarreal midfielder is wanted by several leading teams in Europe

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West Brom have been put on red alert after Villarreal's Cristian Zapata indicated he is set to leave the club this summer.

The 25-year-old was part of the Primera Liga side that was relegated last season in what was his first campaign in Spain.

Zapata, a Colombia international, was chased by a number of sides in Italy including AC Milan, Juventus and Napoli before opting for Villarreal.

Their relegation has re-ignited the interest of teams in Serie A, but his agent has confirmed he will not return to Italy.

"Even though the market is long and anything can happen, I don't believe that he can return to Italy," his agent Massimo Italiani told Sport Italia.

"What I can say with some certainty is that he will leave Villarreal."

West Brom are the latest side to be linked with an approach, and Italiani's comments appear to suggest that a move to the Premier League could be a possibility.