West Ham’s Domingos Quina as been in and around the first team dressing room all season and is the biggest shout in the game to break into the big time very soon.
And in his first major interview the former Chelsea kid revealed: ” Chelsea knew I was leaving. I was training on my own for a few weeks and there were rumours of me going to others teams.
“Shortly after that West Ham came in, I spoke to Slaven Bilic and what he said to me made a lot of sense. My agent Aidy Ward called me two weeks before pre-season and told me I might have the chance of going to the US with West Ham’s first team.
I was like wow! There were some questions about whether I was ready, but I knew I was.
“From then on I’ve been in the first-team squad and first-team changing room, and I’m really enjoying it.
Quina is loving life in east London under Slaven Bilic and a double debate has started among coaches on the Benfica kid who said: “The West Ham coaches think I’m more like a Luka Modric-style of player, I can play eight or 10. I’ve also played as a No 6 for the U23s
“It feels good to be the youngest player in the squad and it’s another reason to keep learning and improving.
“I want to break into the first-team and stay there.”