Report: Manchester United stepping up interest in West Ham wonderkid Domingos Quina

Sunderland manager David Moyes reacts during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

West Ham rate Domingos Quina very highly but other Premier League clubs have been alerted to the teenager's potential.

Domingos Quina of West Ham United and Darren Pratley of Bolton Wanderers battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The...

Domingos Quina only inked his first professional contract at West Ham 12 months ago but the 17-year-old is already attracting attention from elsewhere.

The Mail reported that the West Ham wonderkid, who has not yet made his Premier League debut, was watched by scouts from Premier League clubs as Portugal’s Under-19s hosted Spain on Tuesday, a game in which Quina scored.

And ESPN is now reporting that Manchester United were the team in question keeping a close eye on one of the most exciting young prospects in English football.

Domingos Quina of West Ham United in action during the West Ham United training session at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by...

The report adds that Quina currently has a contract until 2019 at the London Stadium and, although talks about a longer-term deal begun last month, United are stepping up their interest ahead of the January transfer window.

Quina, who spent time at Benfica and Chelsea before moving to West Ham in 2016, has made two appearances for the first-team this season, both coming in the EFL Cup as a late substitute.

West Ham United Head of Player Development Terry Westley looks on during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy match between Northampton Town and West Ham United at Sixfields Stadium on November 8,...

And, upon signing professional terms last year, academy manager Terry Westley (above) went as far as to claim that the Guinea-Bissau-born Portuguese youngster is one of the best young players in all of Europe, adding that “I haven’t seen any players in our league who can dominate a game like he can and break the lines and go past people like he can,” per the club’s official website.

Quina is arguably the jewel in the crown of West Ham’s academy with Toni Martinez, Reece Oxford and Declan Rice also rated very highly.

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