Domingos Quina joined West Ham from Chelsea’s youth academy in the summer of 2016.
Much was expected of the then 16-year-old, but things never worked out for him at the London Stadium.
Quina, now 19, made just six senior appearances for the Hammers. He was deployed regularly for the under-23’s, but failed to make much of an impact.
The Portuguese youngster was moved on in the summer of 2018, joining Watford for around £1 million, according to the Mirror.
The British tabloid claims that the Hornets beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to the talented play-maker’s signature.
So how has Quina got on since making his switch to Vicarage Road?
The Portuguese starlet hasn’t played as much as he would have liked. He has just 16 appearances to his name for Watford. In those games he has chalked up two goals and one assist.
He is still 19 of course, so it is probably too early to judge him, but having been with the Hornets for around 15 months, he would surely have hoped to nail down a regular starting spot by now.
The Watford owner’s penchant for changing managers on such a regular basis will certainly not help the youngster’s situation.
As things stand, it seems like West Ham made the right decision letting Quina go.
That is not to say that he doesn’t have the kind of talent to make them regret their decision somewhere down the line, however.