Chelsea have often been accused of not doing enough with their youth policy or as it is said, they actually buy all that they can and then sell them off for a decent profit. One player who hopes to buck the trend and make it into a first team quickly or even to another Premier League side is Domingos Quina.
The youngster is just 16-years old and seems to have chosen to play for West Ham. There is a bit of doubt as to which club he will turn out for in the future since FA rules state that no club can offer a youngster a proper contract until he turns 17.
Quina apparently left Stamford Bridge due to the lack of chances and Chelsea could be rueing losing out on the talented youngster who certainly has turned heads on the international circuit, even in his young career so far.
Many clubs on the prowl for Quina
There are a host of clubs after the Portugal youth star, though he was born in Africa, he has been a wonderful player for the European nation.
Quina can play in midfield but his favoured position is that of an attacking midfielder. Again, he is known for his rather incredible dazzling ability and that is something which would work fantastically for him if he ever is to play in the first team of any Premier League side.
He is incredibly pacey as well and also has the ability to shoot from distance. The Portuguese player does have a number of long-range strikes to his name in his fledgling career.
Quina is considered as one of the hottest properties in Europe, especially thanks to his scoring record but he does have a long way to go before he can even think of turning up for any top club. Reece Oxford started the season brightly for Slaven Bilic’s side but has barely played a game in the second half of the season.
West Ham could be the perfect club for the youngster as they have had a history of promoting academy products and under Slaven Bilic, Quina does have someone who will be willing to give a chance to a player who deserves it.
It all rests on the young shoulders of Quina as he looks forward to making a mark at the London club and hopefully it will be a better result for the midfielder rather than his time at the Bridge.