Former Ipswich Town loanee Jeremy Sarmiento netted for Ecuador in their 2-1 defeat to Venezuela in the Copa America last night.

The 22-year-old winger made it two strikes in two games for his country, having bagged his first international goal on his birthday last week. 

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The fan favourite gave ten-man La Tri the lead after 40 minutes in Santa Clara last night, but they were beaten by two second half strikes.

Sarmiento, who's now won 18 caps for his country, scored three goals in 20 games on loan at Town from Brighton last season.

When he first joined Ipswich on loan in January, it was reported that the Blues would have an option to extend that deal for another 12 months.

He's already been spotted back in Ipswich this summer, playing football with friends in the town. 

However, speaking after last week's birthday goal, Sarmiento said he's yet to speak to new Brighton boss Fabian Hurzeler, with discussions about next season yet to take place.

He explained: "I have pre-season to do, where I'll go back with Brighton. Then we'll see what happens."

Sarmiento and Ecuador are back in Copa America action at 11pm GMT on Wednesday, when they face Jamaica.