Five facts on reported Swansea and Cardiff target Allan Jankowski

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Allan Jankowski has been linked with a transfer to Swansea City and Cardiff City.

As reported by But Football Club, Jankowski has been approached by Cardiff, Swansea and Birmingham City, as well as Genk and Lokeren from Belgium. Currently plying his trade of the reserve team of RC Lens, Jankowski is currently still not a full-time contracted footballer, and would be available for a negligible fee if anyone was to make a move for him.

Whilst the youngster is likely to have a bright future, little is known of Jankowski, and so here are five facts to whet your appetite ahead of a potential switch to the English football leagues.

1) A 19-year-old, right sided defender, Jankowski has yet to make his full debut for Lens, although he has started to appear for their reserve side. He has made three appearances in the CFA (fourth tier) of French football and has started to make waves at youth level.

2) A French born national, he also has Polish ancestry, and the same report as listed earlier reveals that he has been approached by the Polish FA concerning turning out for their Under-21 side ahead of a potential way into their squad for Euro 2016.

3) Whilst naturally a right-back, Jankowski can also cover in the centre of defence and in a left-sided position. Although not the fastest, he has been utilised as a dual-sided wing-back as well.

4) His strongest traits appear to be both his marking and tackling, although the latter can be occasionally let down by his small stature. In his three appearances for Lens II, he has already been booked twice.

5) Currently signed to Lens on a training contract, the club are reportedly considering offering him a full-time deal, as mentioned in the linked article. However, should any club swoop for him, they will be able to sign the youngster for a tribunal fee, with the club only partially owning his playing rights.

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