Welcome to the latest series from everyone’s favorite, Brace The Hammer. Over 20 writers ranked 32 youth players (21 and under) for West Ham United. We ranked them by assigning each player a max of 20 points, down to 1. The top 15 averages made our list.
Every day, leading up to the start of the season, we will be bringing to you our top fifteen youth academy prospects for West Ham United. In the number four spot we have Domingos Quina.
Domingos came to West Ham from the Chelsea academy prior to that he spent time with Benfica. He signed his first contract in 2016 with the Hammers. He’s been a member of the Portugal youth national team since he was young.
Since joining West Ham Quina has been a star for the academy team. He made his first team debut in 2016 in Europa League qualifying. As the #10 for the U23 team Domingos he was nominated for PL2 player of the month twice. He also won the Dylan Tombines Award. During his first season for the academy he scored an absolute wonder goal against Leicester City.
This summer he represented Portugal at the U19 UEFA Championship where he met fellow Hammer Nathan Trott in the final. England prevailed in that game but Quina was one of the top names on everyone’s minds.
A loan is not out of the question for Quina as he certainly has the skills to succeed in League One or even the Championship. Quina is knocking on the door of a first team spot and if the injury bug bites badly it wouldn’t be unreasonable to see him get playing time. If he stay at West Ham this year he will be the first name on the U23 team sheet and could possibly play in an early EFL or FA Cup game. Next year is a more likely target for Quina to be able to have a real shot at a first team spot. He’s certainly a top talent and there’s a reason Arsenal and other clubs are interested in him.