Quina's role under Bielsa seems unclear if Leeds seal reported move

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...

Leeds United are reportedly keen on West Ham United's Domingos Quina.

Lukas Nmecha of England battles for the ball with Quina of Portugal during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia.

According to The Mirror, Leeds United are interested in snapping up West Ham United talent Domingos Quina – but it's hard to see exactly where he would fit in for the Whites.

Quina, 18, has been touted for a huge future for some time now, having been on the books with Benfica and Chelsea before heading to West Ham in 2016.

Born in Guinea-Bissau but representing Portugal at international level, Quina is a diminutive playmaker with pace and skill, but his role under Marcelo Bielsa is hard to fathom.

Bielsa looks set to play his famed 3-3-1-3 system with Leeds next season, and Quina would only add to a logjam for two spots in the middle of the park.

In the holding role, Bielsa is likely to favour a player like Adam Forshaw or Ronaldo Vieira, and protecting the back four would hardly be getting the best out of Quina's attacking play.

Going forward, Bielsa also has a number of options. Samu Saiz would be an ideal No. 10, whilst Pablo Hernandez, Kalvin Phillips and new signing Lewis Baker could also stake a claim for that role.

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...

Bielsa could try and turn Quina into a winger, but with limited experience there, it's hard to see exactly where the West Ham youngster would play for the Whites, leaving him in a similar position to the one he finds himself in at West Ham.

Instead, Leeds should focus on a striker or wide man, and whilst Quina clearly has talent and potential, a move currently seems like a luxury rather than a necessity for a Leeds side in need of real strengthening.

Domingos Quina of West Ham United is challenged by Arthur Gnahoua of Shrewsbury Town during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery...

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