Arsenal to prise Quina from Chelsea
Arsenal believe they have won the race to sign the 16-year-old Portuguese prodigy Domingos Quina, who is sought after by a host of Premier League clubs.
Quina was signed by Chelsea’s academy at the age of 13, from the Portuguese club Benfica, but has not committed to the London club for a scholarship deal. He cannot sign a professional contract until the age of 17 and any deal with Arsenal will guarantee that.
Quina is a No 10 who plays for Portugal Under-17s and impressed in recent games including against the Eng- land Under-17s. He was born in the west African nation of Guinea Bissau but brought up in Portugal.
It represents a coup for the Arsenal academy who have traditionally not competed with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the top teenage talent in Europe and beyond.