Some telling comments have emerged from Rodrigo Vilca’s brother after widespread reports of the Peruvian’s proposed move to St James’ Park.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon claimed just a few days ago that the 21-year-old was closing in on a ‘bargain’ £120,000 move from Liga1 side Deportivo Municipal, and the latest quotes emerging from his homeland suggest that deal is in fact close to completion.
“We feel very happy Diego, we’re very happy with what’s going on with my brother, personally and professionally.
“We hope that everything is done soon.”
“He is happy and very enthusiastic about this opportunity that is being presented to him, but he is also focused on Municipal and staying grounded, trying to always give the best of himself, on and off the pitch”.
He then spoke about Rodrigo’s rise through the ranks at Deportivo Municipal, with the 21-year-old going from strength to strength after his first full season at senior level and recently receiving his debut call up to the Peruvian national side:
“I think the change is due to Muni losing many players last year.
“Therefore this year my brother got to showcase more in Liga1 (the Peruvian top flight), which is good for youngsters like him, to be able to show, have a continuity, and gain confidence!”
Vilca’s brother was then asked if former Mag Nolberto Solano had put in a good word for Newcastle ahead of his expected move to Tynside:
“I can’t really answer that question, I can only tell you that both my brother and my family respect Solano a lot, who has left a very high legacy at Newcastle!