There is no doubt that Arsenal must be looking at a seriously busy summer transfer window after having our worst ever season under Arsene Wenger, and according to reports in Italy we have an eye on the young Czech international Yakub Jankto who is currently playing for Udinese in Serie A.
We were linked to Jankto last summer as well as in January, but the Udinese bosses said they wanted to keep the team together til the end of the season, but Jankto himself has admitted that when he was a youngster in the Czech Republic he supported Arsenal and Juventus.
Now his agent has revealed that Arsenal are one of the clubs that could be making a bid for the 22 year-old in the summer. Giuseppe Riso told RMC Sport this week. “They are certainly contenders. Jankto is an important player,” he said. “We decided with the Pozzo family not to talk about this question in January; to allow him to develop and mature.
“Milan and Arsenal are teams who keep an eye on young players, so we will certainly talk about it [in the summer].”
Despite his age, Jankto has already made 10 senior appearances for his country, and already has five goals and six assists in 28 matches for Udinese this season. He certainly sounds like a very interesting target, but I have to reiterate that our main targets this summer should be centre-backs and a defensive midfielder.