According to reports in the Daily Mail, West Ham United are prepared to cash in on 18-year-old starlet Domingos Quina, with Liverpool leading the chase for the teenager.
Well, the Daily Mail says that even though the Portugal U20 international is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League, Irons boss David Moyes doesn’t feel as though he will be able to give the versatile midfielder many opportunities with the club currently embroiled in a relegation battle.
As a result, the Daily Mail says that the east London outfit are willing to listen to offers for the 18-year-old during the January transfer window, and they expect to make a big profit on the player they signed from Chelsea’s academy in 2016.
The report adds that Liverpool are the frontrunners to sign the exciting youngster, who is already being tipped to be a future star for the Portugal national team.
Despite West Ham’s struggles this term, the teenager is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football for the club, although he has made the squad on three occasions since Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic in November.
Quina did feature twice from the substitutes’ bench in the EFL Cup however, while he has been a regular for the U23 side during the current campaign.
Considering the potential and quality he seems to have, it would certainly be a strange decision for the Irons to sell the 18-year-old in the New Year – especially to a fellow Premier League team.
While they may be able to make a significant profit on the Portuguese youngster, he could also prove to be a key player for them in the future, and perhaps the club need to think about that fact rather than what is happening in the present.
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