The sporting director of Udinese has told the Italian media he expects Jakub Jankto to get a move to a top club in the future. The young Czech has been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City in recent days.

Speaking to Calcioline, Nereo Bonato was asked what the future lay ahead for Jankto after impressing for Udinese this season. Bonato said the 21-year-old has continued to progress and now he’s showing his form in the Udinese senior team. The club director believes Jankto can improve and eventually get a move to a bigger club.

“What’s the future for Jankto? He raised his profile in the youth team of Udinese, and did well on loan at Ascoli last season. Now he’s highlighting this with us. With his profile he will be considered by the big clubs,” said the Udinese director.

Only last week we covered claims from Italy that West Brom and Stoke City had joined the race to sign Jankto. It was reported the two Premier League sides will travel to Italy to get a lowdown on the Czech U21 international before making a possible move for him in the summer.

Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis will be looking to strengthen their squads in the next window, and Jankto may bring something to both clubs. It’s likely West Brom and Stoke City will face competition to sign the youngster, with other Premier League sides also showing an interest.