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The Sicilians have secured the services of highly-rated South American prospects in attack as Zamparini heralds the team's intense activity in transfer market this summer

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini announced the purchases by Palermo of "the new [Sergio] Aguero and the next [Edinson] Cavani" as the Serie A side acquired 18-year-old Uruguayan Sebastian Sosa two weeks after the purchase of young prospect Paulo Dybala from Instituto in the Argentine second division.

"Earlier we bought Dybala, the successor of Aguero, and yesterday we finalised the transfer of Sebastian Sosa, an Uruguayan striker cast in the same mould as Cavani," Zamparini said to Radio Radio.

He added the purchases of the two prospects did not hinder the possibility of Palermo buying Tijuana midfielder Egidio Arevalo, and that the club would still look for reinforcements in defence, a back four Zamparini called an "absolute strainer" towards the end of the season.

Sosa scored nine goals for Cero Largo and was recently called up for the Uruguay Under-20 side, while highly-rated Dybala was said to be monitored by Paris Saint-Germain and Inter before Palermo came knocking and announced his signature on April 28.