According to the Mirror, Newcastle have ‘expressed an interest’ in signing West Ham’s Domingos Quina – the highly-rated Portuguese midfielder who could be set to leave the London Stadium this summer.
The report states that Leeds have also made contact over a deal for the 18-year old, who’s rated as one of Portugal’s most exciting prospect – having featured for his country at U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 level in recent years.
Here’s a snippet from John Cross’ latest piece for the Mirror, crediting Newcastle with an interest in the West Ham talent:
‘Leeds have made contact with West Ham to try and sign Portuguese starlet Domingos Quina, writes John Cross.
‘The Championship club want to do a deal for the 18-year-old midfielder who is rated as one of Portugal’s best prospects.
‘Newcastle have also expressed an interest as Quina needs more regular first team football to further his career.
‘Quina, who has a year left on his current deal at West Ham, was largely limited to cup appearances last season.’
With just a year left on his current deal and a lack of opportunities handed to him at West Ham so far, this could be a deal worth pursuing for NUFC – provided they are actually willing to let him go.
He sounds like one for the future and perhaps a player who Benitez is eyeing to bolster our U-23 set up – which is in need of major strengthening after so many players were released earlier in the year.
Here’s him in action: