West Bromwich Albion will have to pay a minimum of €15 million (£12.85 million) for Udinese’s Jakub Jankto, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The Baggies, who were reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport last month to be interested in the midfielder’s services, will have to compete with some European heavyweights in their pursuit, with Arsenal also being linked with a move for the star.

The 21-year-old was loaned out to Ascoli in Serie B last season and after impressing in the second tier was put into the first-team squad at the start of this campaign.

The Czech has made over 20 appearances in all competitions this season, netting five times and providing four assists whilst catching the eye of many clubs across Europe.

With some big teams following the star, the £12.85 million minimum asking price could quickly rise as clubs try and lure him away from the Dacia Arena.

Jankto would be a good addition to Tony Pulis’ squad as the manager looks to improve his team ahead of next season, following their impressive performance in the Premier League this term.

Whether the Baggies will be willing to pay a high premium for the midfielder remains to be seen and with so many big clubs interested there are no guarantees that he will make the move to the Midlands.


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