Eyebrows were raised when West Ham United decided to sell Domingos Quina last summer.
The attacking midfielder signed a four-year deal with teh Hornets on deadline day, moving for a reported £1 million (The Daily Mail).
At the time the move was deemed a wreckless piece of business by the club, with Quina having shown some good potential across his six appearances for the Hammers in 2017/18.
The Portuguese teenager threatened to make a mockery of the paltry sale after showing some early promise at Vicarage Road this season, but since the turn of the year Quina has faded into the background somewhat.
In 2019, the starlet has made two starts and one cameo appearances in the FA Cup, and in the Premier League he has made just two appearances totalling 28 minutes of action.
Quina had threatened to become a regular in the Watford side a few months ago but now he seems to be untrusted by Javi Gracia.
It is surprising that he hasn’t broken into the team, suggesting that the youngster still has a way to go.
West Ham will feel as though they have been vindicated in their decision to sell, although such a low figure still does threaten to make them look foolish.
For now though, Quina is struggling to get game time and it seems like West Ham were right to sanction his sale when they did – even if it was without Manuel Pellegrini’s knowledge (The Daily Mail).
What’s more, West Ham now have three excellent attacking midfielder players in Felipe Anderson, Samir Nasri and Manuel Lanzini.