Newcastle United have confirmed that Peruvian playmaker Rodrigo Vilca has completed a loan move to Doncaster Rovers.
The South American will spend the first half of the 2021/22 season with the League One club, with him set to return in January as things stand.
Newcastle state that the 22-year-old talent has been sent out to gain some ‘valuable experience’ in the EFL, with him only featuring in the Premier League 2 for our U23 side since sealing a £225,000 move to Tyneside last October.
Here’s the club statement confirming his loan exit, followed by his reaction to the move:
Peruvian youngster Rodrigo Vilca has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan from Newcastle United.
The 22-year-old from Lima joined the Magpies from Deportivo Municipal last October, signing a four-year contract and joining up with United’s under-23 side.
He scored his first goal against Stoke City’s second-string in Premier League 2 in December and while his first campaign in black and white was interrupted by injury, he had started all three of United’s Premier League 2 games so far this season, claiming one assist.
But he will now link up with League One Rovers until January, with the aim of him gaining valuable experience in the Football League.
“I’m really excited to come to Doncaster and have a chance to show what I can do in England.
“I feel since joining Newcastle I have improved a lot already so this is the next step for me.
“I have heard a lot of positive things about the club and the players here and I am looking forward to meeting my team mates.”
Good luck, Rodrigo!