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Newcastle strike Rodrigo Vilca terms with Municipal Deportivo

Peruvian star Rodrigo Vilca is set to move to Newcastle United.

The Sun says Newcastle are snapping up Vilca in a shock raid on South America.

The Toon agreed a bargain £120,000 deal for Vilca, 21, with Municipal Deportivo and he will fly in to join before the window shuts.

Vilca has just been called up by the national squad for the first time and is a creative No10 who will follow in the footsteps of former Geordie idol Nolberto Solano.

The fee is low because Vilca's contract is running out and there will be no need for a work permit as he has a Spanish passport through dual nationality.

Newcastle will add Vilca to their squad and may let him out on loan next year if he has failed to break through by then.

Vilca has three goals and three assists to his name in the 2020 Peruvian season, which was shut down for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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