Yesterday, it was reported that a breakthrough had been reached in Newcastle’s pursuit of Deportivo Municipal midfielder Rodrigo Vilca.
It appears that news was accurate as The Chronicle has published the following comments from Municipal president Jose Cordova:
“There is already a formal proposal by Newcastle and Rodrigo Vilca will travel to England on October 1.
“He is a very important player for us, but he will play his last match this Wednesday. He has a community passport because he lived in Spain for 11 years so he will not be a foreign player for Newcastle.”
It took some time but Newcastle now seem to have landed a top young prospect for the future. His final match will be at home against Peruvian league leaders Universitario tomorrow before flying to Newcastle the following day.
The 21-year-old needs some seasoning before he is ready to challenge for a first-team place. The current plan is to allow Vilca time to settle at Newcastle before finding a loan option in January.
Newcastle still have plenty of work left this window. There’s a handful of players that need to be shifted and the squad could do with some further strengthening. We hope to see a flurry of activity over the next week.