Newcastle United midfielder posts farewell message after loan deal ends
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Vilca, sidelined for more than a month with a hamstring injury, had joined the League One club on a half-season loan. He had made 13 appearances, and scored two goals, before succumbing to injury.
In an Instagram message, the 22-year-old said: “Thank you for all the support you have shown me. I have the best memories. I wish you the best for the rest of the season.”
Vilca signed a four-year deal after joining from Peruvian club Deportivo Municipal last season.
Speaking last year, he 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. I hope to have a long and successful time in Newcastle."