Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto has told the Italian media he would welcome a move to the Premier League when he leaves Italy. The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to West Brom and Stoke City in recent weeks.

Speaking to TuttoSport, Jankto was asked where he saw himself in the future. The youngster said he doesn’t have plans to remain in Serie A for too long because he wants to play in other leagues. Jankto believes England is an option for him because he thinks he’d be able to develop in the Premier League.

“In the long term I do not see myself in Italy forever. I’d like to try other experiences, perhaps in the Premier League. I am very curious and I have a great desire to learn new things, ” said the Czech international.

Last 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.

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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.

Given Jankto’s wish to try another league, he could be on his way to England soon.