Lee Ryder drops Newcastle United hint over potential new arrival

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Newcastle United have enjoyed a surprisingly good summer.

After the bitter disappointment of failing complete the £300million takeover proposed by Amanda Staveley and the PIF, supporters were preparing for a pre-season of cost-cutting and minimal expenditure.

But luckily for them Mike Ashley caught them off guard.

Few would have expected the Sports Direct mogul to put his hand in his pocket for new signings, but that's exactly what he's done.

Mark Gillespie and Jeff Hendrick were first through the door after arriving on free transfers before three deals in 48 hours got supporters very excited.

They were the signings of Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis who arrived as senior additions to Steve Bruce's squad.

Those signings will have taken a big chunk out of the transfer kitty, but Newcastle certainly aren't finished yet.

Mark Douglas of Chronicle Live hinted that the club could still be looking at a couple more new additions.

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One of those players is Rodrigo Vilca.

The 21-year-old currently plays for Deportivo Municipal but looks set for a big move to the Premier League as he looks to continue his development.

Vilca looks set to sign on a permanent deal, with the Peruvian likely to head straight out on loan to get first team experience.

A deal is yet to be confirmed, but South American journalist Renzo Galiano sent an emotional tweet claiming that a deal is close.

Translated by Twitter, Galiano said: "Rodrigo Vilca's last match at Deportivo Municipal.

"He left very distressed. He burst into tears on the substitute bench.

"Beyond the eloquent result, his performance has been very interesting and at an increasing pace.

"His new challenge: Newcastle United."

This led Chronicle Live writer Lee Ryder to retweet that post with a simple message that read: "He's on the way."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This could be a very exciting signing for Newcastle United.

Rodrigo Vilca is a player with real potential who could be an integral player for the club in the long run.

Valued at £180k by Transfermarkt, the Peruvian will be a relatively cheap deal for the Magpies to complete and that's why it makes sense.

It might not be the sort of deal that will get supporters immediately excited, but that doesn't mean that it won't pay off.

A player with huge potential, there's every chance that Vilca could be a part of Steve Bruce's squad before long.

The main thing for him will be to settle into life at the club and in Europe, before being given his chance to kick on.

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