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When West Ham United sold Portuguese ‘wonderkid’ Domingos Quina to Watford in the summer it raised eyebrows.

Quina came with a big reputation when he was snapped up by West Ham after previous spells in the youth academies at both Benfica and Chelsea.

Footage from development team matches often backed up the ‘wonderkid’ tag attributed to the youngster.

Goals from long range and audacious skill were Quina’s trademark.

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West Ham sold Quina to Watford for just £1 million

He found his way into the West Ham first team squad on occasion under both Slaven Bilic and David Moyes.

But the 19-year-old failed to impress when the chance came.

Quina was linked with Barcelona in the summer (Sky Sports) before ending up at Vicarage Road in a deadline day deal worth just £1 million.

That shocked Hammers fans who felt it was typical of their club not to command a decent transfer fee.

Quina scored a superb long range goal on his debut for Watford against Reading in the league cup.

But he had to wait until Monday night at Everton to earn his full Premier League bow.

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Portuguese youngster impresses on full Premier League debut

And this time he didn’t disappoint with a superb, mature display at Goodison Park to help Watford secure a 2-2 draw in a game they were unfortunate not to win.

There was disappointment in the West Ham ranks, though, judging by the reaction of the club’s supporters.

Taking to Twitter, some Hammers fans were gutted to see Quina perform so well.

Many pondered how exciting a midfield partnership could have been between the attacker and midfield enforcer Declan Rice.

Others slammed the club saying it was ‘crazy’ Quina was allowed to leave for ‘peanuts’.

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‘Best young player in the league’

Here is a selection of posts from Twitter reacting to Quina’s performance.


‘Still fuming we sold him’

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