Top-flight teams plot swoop for West Ham wonderkid, Moyes to decide if he leaves in Jan – report
By Laura O’Leary
A host of Premier League clubs are sending scouts to evaluate West Ham’s Domingos Quina according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the 17-year-old is going to be scouted by several unnamed Premier League teams when he plays for Portugal’s U-19s against Spain’s U-19s in Lisbon on Tuesday.
The same report states that the star could be made available on loan in January, but David Moyes is yet to make a decision regarding the player.
The hot prospect joined the West Ham youth set-up in July 2016, making the move from Chelsea. Before that he was at Benfica CJ where he started his career.
The star was promoted from the U-18s team to the U-23s team at the Hammers as recently as August 2017.
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So far this season, the midfielder has played eight times across all competitions for the Hammers, which includes four appearances in the Premier League two for the U-23s.
The rest of the talented midfielder’s appearances have come in cup competitions, the EFL Trophy and the League Cup.
Football Insider Verdict
Quina has yet to play a Premier League game for West Ham, so a loan move would be beneficial for both him and his club. If David Moyes is not ready to take the risk on the young talent, which is understandable given the pressure Moyes will be under to deliver results, then he needs to loan him out. It is hard to evaluate how talented Quina is until he gets regular league football, something he is yet to taste. Without knowing which Premier Leagues scouts are checking him out, for the sake of the player you hope it is a team that is going to give him opportunities in the first team rather than have him sit on the bench.
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