Scottish side Aberdeen are said to be ready to launch an ambitious attempt to sign recent Ipswich Town star Jeremy Sarmiento.

The Scottish Sun has reported that new Dons boss Jimmy Thelin is 'eyeing a move' for the Ecuador international winger. 

Sarmiento proved a big hit at Portman Road in the second half of last season when on loan from Brighton. Often deployed as a super sub, he scored four goals in 22 appearances, including a memorable late winner against Southampton on Easter Monday, to help Kieran McKenna's men clinch promotion to the Premier League.

Back in January, when the 22-year-old first arrived in Suffolk, it was reported that the deal included a clause that would allow the Blues to sign him if they were to go up. That appears not to have been triggered though. 

While away on international duty at the Copa America, he said: "I'll go back to Brighton for pre-season and see what happens."

His father, Leonel, has said: “We have to analyse what is the best option for Jeremy – a team that gives him minutes, where he can be a stellar player.

"We’ll stay in England or go to Spain or Germany. Brighton is the first-choice because they are the ones who own him.”

Sarmiento is contracted at the Amex Stadium until 2027, with the Seagulls having the option to extend that by a further year.

Ipswich's current left-sided attacking options consist of Omari Hutchinson, whose loan spell from Chelsea was recently made permanent in an £18m deal, Nathan Broadhead and Marcus Harness.

The Blues are also pushing to sign left-sided attacker Jaden Philogene from Hull City for around £18m, though they face competition from Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace for the 22-year-old's signature.