According to reports in South America, Newcastle United have just had a bid ACCEPTED for Peruvian star Rodrigo Vilca.
This comes from Telemundo Deportes reporter Diego Montavlan, who claims that the 21-year-old will fly to Newcastle after playing his match for Liga1 side Deportivo Municipal on Wednesday.
Here’s what he’s had to say this afternoon, stating that he could be loaned out in January once he’s been given a few months to train and adapt to life in England:
The fee is not revealed, however it may well be around £200-300,000, with Lee Ryder reporting last week that Municipal were demanding more than the £250,000 being mooted in the media.
Elsewhere, The Athletic’s Chris Waugh understands that he’d initially be signed up as an under-23 player and could be loaned out to a club in Europe in January.
Perhaps one for the future, although he may surprise us and end up being an Ayoze Perez-esque signing by Steve Nickson – someone who’s been doing a lot of scouting in South American according to reports.