The sporting director of Udinese has told the Italian media he will make an assessment on the future of Jakub Jankto in the summer. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to England, with both West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City showing an interest in the youngster.
Speaking to TMW, Nereo Bonato was asked whether some of his young players would be getting big moves, including Jankto. Bonato said the player is still developing after making the breakthrough this season.
The Udinese chief believes it’s too early to say what will happen in the future with the midfielder and his teammates, but a decision will be made in the summer.
“They have different profiles, struggling with significant growth. But we are at the beginning of a cycle, and in the summer we will do assessments on the future of all of them,” said the Udinese director.
Earlier this month 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.