Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a move for youngster Domingos Quina, with the prospect currently plying his trade for Premier League club West Ham United.
Amidst all the transfer frenzy, it is the low-budget signings that often come through as masterstrokes. And Barcelona are plotting one of their own, with West Ham United youngster Domingos Quina on their radar, if the report from Spanish publication Don Balon is to be believed.. The youngster’s contract runs out in June, 2019.
Domingos Quina is not exclusively a West Ham academy product. The youngster arrived from Chelsea and has since made quite a mark for the London rivals. Quina managed to break into the first-team fold at West Ham United. But, the 2017-18 season saw him mostly relegated to the Under-23 Premier League.
The youngster is touted to be one for the future and has all the right qualities to become a good holding midfielder in the coming years. The 20-year-old seems frustrated at the lack of chances at West Ham United and could be open to a move in order to relaunch his career. Enter: Barcelona.
Barcelona have already shown they are not hesitant on gambling upon a bright talent, bringing in Marcus McGuane from Arsenal on a free transfer. The Englishman has been thriving in La Liga for Barcelona B and looks set to be given some first-team exposure soon by the Catalan giants.
Barcelona are looking to strengthen their midfield. But, one of their major concerns is a lack of alternatives to Sergio Busquets, who has not been in the same vein of form recently. Their pursuit of Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie De Jong is yet to bear any fruit, which has frustrated the Catalan giants in the market thus far.
Pursuing Quina could turn out to be a masterstroke. The player will reportedly cost less than a million, with West Ham prepared to part with the bright youngster for a measly fee of €700,000. According to the report, the general idea is to deploy Quina in Barcelona B in the beginning.
But, once the player is acclimatized with the surroundings and has produced credible showings for the B side, he will be promoted to server as the deputy to Sergio Busquets.
At 20, Quina has a lot to develop and a long way to go before becoming a household name. At Barcelona, he will have all the tools for success, including the ability to observe and learn the ways of Sergio Busquets, one of the best in business when it comes to the holding midfield role.
Should Barcelona come knocking, Quina will mostly be heading to Spain.