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Downs Target Turned Heads At Copa America

A Mamelodi Sundowns target, who has been described as a better and younger version of Gaston Sirino, has been turning heads at the Copa America.

Attacking midfielder Ramiro Vaca plays for Bolivian giants The Strongest and iDiski Times understands that Sundowns scouts have been following him for the past two seasons.

The 22-year-old plays in the same league where Sirino was scouted, with his side currently leading the Primera Division standings.

Downs scouts are specialised in the South American market, having previously signed players like Leonardo Castro, Sirino, Ali Meza and Ricardo Nascimento.

The club are believed to have tracked Vaca from the Copa Libertadores – the South American Champions League – where he has featured in six matches in April and May this year.

He starred in a 2-1 win over Brazilian giants Santos last month, while he has scored a goal and provided three assists in five matches he has featured in so far this season.

Vaca is valued just under R12 million on Transfermarkt and can play as attacking midfielder, central midfielder and left winger.

He is comfortable on the ball with both feet, strong in one-on-ones and finding the target.

The 21-year-old made his national team debut at the age of 17 in 2017 and has made 12 appearances for Bolivia since, including three at the current Copa America where he was one of the few bright sparks for his country.

But those performances haven’t gone unnoticed and it is believed that Downs now might face strong competition from European leagues, including LaLiga, for Vaca’s services.