Some West Ham United fans react to Domingos Quina’s goal for Watford on Wednesday.
West Ham United fans on Twitter are reacting as Domingos Quina marked his Watford debut with a wonder goal last night.
The 18-year-old, who left West Ham earlier this month, became Watford’s youngest goalscorer since 2013 by netting in the 2-0 win at Reading as the Hornets reached the third round of the League Cup.
Reading goalkeeper Sam Walker was left rooted to the spot as Quina’s 25-yard effort sailed into the top corner – a goal that has Hammers fans wondering whether they should’ve kept him.
The youngster was one of the most exciting prospects in United’s youth system after signing from Chelsea during Slaven Bilic’s reign in East London two years ago.
But Quina left West Ham in search of first-team chances after struggling to get regular chances under Bilic, and later David Moyes when fans were calling on him to play in the Premier League.
I have a horrible feeling we’re going to regret not giving him his opportunities. He’s going to be a star.— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) August 29, 2018
He was poor everytime he put the shirt on for us. Had many chances.— Steveh’⚒ (@Steveh24585) August 29, 2018
Wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the Watford bench in the PL sometime soon— Tony (@D_unstable) August 29, 2018
Is there anything more typical West Ham?— Jordan Leeder (@LeederJordan) August 29, 2018
Can we buy him back?— JS (@Smiler_341) August 30, 2018
I feel sick we’ve let him go— biffo whu foster (@biffo1305) August 30, 2018
Can’t wait for everyone to tweet “we shouldn’t of sold him”— Bradders (@bradleyjames22) August 29, 2018
You couldn’t even write it— Sam Ogle (@samogle23) August 29, 2018
As if we are not depressed as it is— Ian Culley-Morgan (@IanCulleyMorga2) August 29, 2018
Guessing we put in a big sell on fee— Westhamlee (@funkycoolers) August 29, 2018
According to Football London, Watford only paid around £1 million for Quina.
If he goes on to fulfill half the potential that he has then that is still an absolute steal for Javi Gracia’s side, who incidentally have maintained their 100% start to the season, after winning their first three Premier League games.
Quina had impressed in League Cup outings for West Ham in the past – though admittedly never rifled one in from 25 yards in claret and blue – so it remains to be seen if this is the start of something special for the youngster or not.