Departing Aberdeen youngster Ethan Ross is aiming to earn a shock transfer to the English Premier League as Southampton take a look over him (DR).

It was confirmed earlier this month that Ross had rejected a new contract at Aberdeen and he would instead look at options south of the border. One of those potential landing points appears to be Southampton, who Ross is said to have trained with this month.

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Saints are keen on a transfer. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Ross spent part of last season on loan at cinch Championship club Raith Rovers and was highly-rated at Pittodrie, despite playing just 12 times for the senior Aberdeen side. But at 19, he still represents fantastic potential.

The teenager scored twice with three assists in 15 games for Raith last season. Southampton are famed for developing and bringing through talent into their first-team and may view Ross as a prospect to work on. Aberdeen kick off their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign against BK Häcken this Thursday.

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