West Bromwich Albion target Jakub Jankto has revealed that he is open to a transfer away from Italy and Udinese in the near future.

Reports from Italian outlets Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttomercatoweb earlier this month mentioned the Baggies, Stoke City and West Ham United as clubs chasing the 21-year-old and the latest revelation hints that he could soon be on the move.

“I want to play abroad, to try some new experience. I’m curious, I want to know other things,” Jankto explained to Tuttomercatoweb.

“I certainly do not see myself in Italy too long, certainly not up to 25 years [old].”

The midfielder has established himself in Udinese’s first team after being sent out on loan last season and has so far made 21 appearances in Serie A, netting four times.

This form has been attracting interest from the Premier League, with the Potters, Albion and top-four side Arsenal also showing interest in the player in recent months.

His recent comments about not staying in Italy will, therefore, put all these clubs on alert to the possibility of bringing him to England.

Jankto marked his debut for the Czech Republic’s senior team last week with a goal in a friendly against Lithuania, before providing two assists in the 6-0 World Cup qualifying win over San Marino.

West Brom are currently eighth in the table, seven points ahead of Stoke as they enter the final few months of the season.


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