Arsenal transfer news: Gunners to renew interest in Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, available for £12m

27 Jun

Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, according to reports.

Jankto, the Czech Republic international, has been linked with a transfer to the Emirates on numerous occasions previously, with the Gunners failing to prise him away from Udinese last summer.

Jankto scored four goals and created a further six in 36 games last season

The 22-year-old has established himself as one of the brightest talents in Italy’s Serie A since breaking Zebrette’s first-team in 2016/17, after enjoying a prosperous loan spell with Ascoli the prior season.

And now, according to Coerriere della Sera, Arsenal could renew their interest in Jankto amid interest in the midfielder from Udinese’s Serie A rivals Atalanta.

It is reported that an offer of around £12million (€14m) could convince the Stadio Friuli club to sell, and Jankto’s agent, Beppe Riso, has previously spoken about his client’s love for English football.

“He likes Arsenal,” Riso said of Jankto this time last year. “He is a lover of English football, and he likes Juve, Inter and other teams as well.

“He’s a young man, 21, and must be calm and think only of Udinese, then we’ll see.

“I see him more in the Premier League than in other championships, yes.”

Jankto does not want to remain in Italy

Jankto himself has also admitted that he does not want to remain in Italy for the rest of his playing days.

He said: “Is my future in the Premier League? I’ve always said I don’t want to stay in Italy for the whole of my career.”