Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has continued to bolster his side by acquiring the services of Peruvian midfielder Rodrigo Vilca on a four-year deal.
Confirming the arrival of the 21-year-old, Newcastle said: “Newcastle United can confirm the signing of 21-year-old Rodrigo Vilca from Peruvian top-flight side Deportivo Municipal.
“The Callao-born midfielder has put pen to paper on a four-year contract and will initially join up with the Magpies' under-23 side.
On his part, the player said: "At the beginning, I could not believe the opportunity to jump directly from Peru to a Premier League club. The process had a lot of phases, with all this Covid disaster, so it has been a rollercoaster of emotions.
Chris Hogg, Newcastle United's lead player development coach for the under-23 side, added: "We're delighted to have Rodrigo here. He's an exciting attacking player, and we'll be hoping to see that attacking ability.
"We'll be looking to give him the opportunity to improve with us and be a part of Newcastle United's future."
✍️ #NUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Rodrigo Vilca from Deportivo Municipal.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 5, 2020
The 21-year old Peruvian midfielder has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Magpies and will initially join up with the U23s.
Welcome to Newcastle United, Rodrigo! 🇵🇪