Deportivo Municipal prodigy Rodrigo Vilca may have played his final game for the club after leaving the field in tears, following his substitution in the 5-0 defeat to Universitario on Wednesday.
The Sun have reported that Newcastle are snapping up the Peruvian playmaker in a deal worth £120,000.
The fee is so low because Vilca’s contract with Deportivo Municipal is running out.
Interestingly, the 21-year-old does not require a work permit as he has a Spanish passport through duel nationality, which is a welcome boost for Newcastle.
Take a look at the photo of our potential signing in tears, as the emotions got to him ahead of what might be his final game for Deportivo Municipal.
Rodrigo Vilca was subbed out and left the field in tears! This was his last game with Muni as he heads to #Newcastle.
Mucha suerte @RodrigoVilca27, a romperla en Inglaterra! 👏🏽 💪🏽 🇵🇪 #ArribaPerú #NUFC pic.twitter.com/ILSG9U81CJ
— Diego Montalvan (@DMontalvan) September 30, 2020
Vilca represents a drastic change in transfer approach from Lee Charnley and Steve Bruce.
So far, we’ve only signed British players who know the Premier League well, such as Jeff Hendrick, Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis.
However, bringing an inexperienced South American to St James’ Park represents the complete opposite of that transfer strategy, so it’ll be interesting to see how Vilca does.
Having said that, for just £120,000, it’s definitely a risk worth taking.