Rodrigo Vilca set to be Newcastle's only deadline day arrival

Rodrigo Vilca set to be Newcastle’s only deadline day arrival with Peruvian midfielder to complete £250,000 deal from Lima-based Deportivo Municipal

  • Rodrigo Vilca will become the second Peruvian player to play for Newcastle 
  • Former Newcastle favourite Nobby Solano is an admirer of playmaker Vilca 
  • Vilca will initially train with the Magpies’ Under-23s squad after joining the club
  • Transfer Deadline Day – All the latest ahead of the deadline at 11pm tonight

Newcastle’s only piece of incoming transfer business looks like being the signing of Peruvian midfielder Rodrigo Vilca.

The 21-year-old is set to complete a deal worth around £250,000 from Lima-based club Deportivo Municipal and will initially train with United’s Under-23s.

Vilca will become the second Peruvian to play for the Magpies following Nobby Solano, and the former favourite – now Peru’s assistant manager – is an admirer of the young playmaker having seen him train with the national side.

Peruvian midfielder Rodrigo Vilca is set to be Newcastle’s only incoming on deadline day

Vilca will become the second Peruvian after former favourite Nobby Solano to play for the club

Steve Bruce, meanwhile, told reporters over the weekend that he is unlikely to add to his squad unless an exceptional loan deal presented itself.

Winger Christian Atsu, though, is likely to be heading out of the club with Watford interested.

Newcastle have signed five players in this transfer window, including striker Callum Wilson, who scored his third and fourth goals for the club in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Burnley following his £20million from relegated Bournemouth.

Wilson has also been joined by left-back Jamal Lewis as a new arrival at St James’ Park after his £15m move from relegated Norwich. 

Ryan Fraser and Jeff Hendricks meanwhile joined on free transfers from the Cherries and Burnley respectively, as did Mark Gillespie after the goalkeeper left Motherwell.

Solano (left) is currently assistant manager to Ricardo Gareca’s Peru and is an admirer of Vilca

Meanwhile, winger Christian Atsu is likely to be heading out with Watford interested in him

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