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Napoli sign Estudiantes' Zapata

August 25, 2013
By ESPN staff

Napoli have completed the signing of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata from Estudiantes, bringing him to Serie A for an undisclosed fee.

Duvan Zapata in action for the Colombia Under-20 team.
APZapata scored 14 times in 30 games for Estudiantes.

Zapata, 22, who reportedly came close to joining West Ham in July, becomes Rafael Benitez's latest addition at the Stadio San Paolo following the arrivals of Gonzalo Higuain, Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon, Pepe Reina and Raul Albiol.

Napoli posted a picture of Zapata signing his new contract alongside director of sport Riccardo Bigon on their official Twitter account, together with a message welcoming him to the club.

The former Colombia Under-20 international scored 14 goals in 30 appearances for Estudiantes after making a loan move from America de Cali permanent last year.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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