While Jakub Jankto is going from strength to strength in Serie A, it appears that he may be plying his trade outside of Italy sooner rather than later. The dynamic midfielder has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in recent weeks and, as reported by the Daily Star, he would be open to a move to England.
Jankto would certainly appear an excellent fit for the pace of the England game. The 21-year-old has stood out at Udinese for his ability to transition rapidly between defence to attack, with his creativity and string of excellent goals justifying interest from elsewhere.
As reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport, both West Brom and West Ham are embroiled in a battle for Jankto while Tuttomercatoweb claims that Arsenal are ramping up their interest in yet another young, technical midfielder.
And it appears that Jankto would be willing to consider making the jump from Italy to England.
"I can see myself playing outside Italy, if we talk about the long-term,” the Czech Republic international, who ran from his own half to score a stunner against Palermo recently, said in quotes reported by the Daily Star.
"I'd like to try new experiences, maybe in the Premier League or La Liga."
Needless to say, West Brom and West Ham should not need any more encouragement to intensify their pursuit of one of the continent’s brightest young midfielders.
Tony Pulis’ Baggies could benefit from an extra spark of creativity in midfield, with Jankto boasting an impressive tally of five goals and four assists from just 17 Serie A starts this season.
Meanwhile, a number of West Ham’s midfielders, notably Mark Noble and Robert Snodgrass, have struggled for form of late so the versatile Jankto would give Slaven Bilic much needed options.