Brighton under-23s' skipper Teddy Jenks has joined Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

The 19-year-old midfielder had a terrific campaign for the U23s last season, scoring eight goals and getting two assists in the BPL 2 to help Albion to a ninth-place finish.

He was also handed his first-team debut in September as he came off the bench for the Seagulls in their Carabao Cup third round win over Preston.

Jenks was also an unused substitute for Albion in the Premier League in January in their defeat to Manchester City and win over Leeds.

He will now link up with Stephen Glass' side, who finished fourth in the SPFL last season.

Albion's technical director Dan Ashworth said: “This is a great opportunity for Teddy to take the next step in his development.

“This is the opportunity he needs to play regular first-team football.

"The Scottish Premiership is probably the strongest it has been for years next season with big clubs like Hearts and Dundee promoted. 

“Aberdeen are also in the new Europa Conference League and I’m sure Teddy will relish the challenge of playing regular first-team football. 

“We wish him every success and of course we’ll be monitoring his progress carefully during the season.”