Report: West Ham to sign Domingos Quina

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The 16-year-old was reportedly courted by Spurs and Arsenal too.

West Ham United are on the brink of sealing their second signing in as many days as The Mirror reports that teenage sensation Domingos Quina will join.

The Hammers, who signed Toni Martinez from Valencia on Friday, are understood to have won a competitive race to sign 16-year-old Quina.

The Mirror claim that the East Londoners edged out the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United in pursuit of the youngster, who will sign today.

The Portuguse ace, predominantly an attacking midfielder, had been at Chelsea but is believed to favour a switch to the Irons in the belief that his first-team chances would be strongest there.

Should they sign Quina - also a Portugal Under-17 international - it would speak volumes for the respect that Slaven Bilic is beginning to command with regards to young players.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had often been the go-to-guy for nurturing young talent, but it would appear as if East London is now the place to be for starlets.

Bilic has also tied up deals for highly-rated youngsters Martin Samuelsen and Sam Ford since replacing Sam Allardyce, in addition to the recent acquisition of 18-year-old Martinez.

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