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Is Domingos Quina the answer to Leeds’ transfer woes?

The short answer is probably not, but he’s certainly an exciting talent.

As has been well documented, Leeds United have really struggled in the transfer market this pre-season. Vydra, Hernandez, Bartley, Stockdale, Foyth, Diaz and Foden are all names who have been linked with Leeds in the last six weeks but at the time of writing, none of them have put pen to paper to join the Mighty Whites.

Domingos Quina is the latest player linked with joining Lewis Baker as one of Bielsa’s new boys at Elland Road. Quina is an 18 year old central midfielder, born in Guinea-Bissau, who has represented Portugal at various youth levels. Leeds appear to be in competition with Newcastle United for his signature and if Victor Orta could pull this signing off it would certainly be a coup for Leeds.

Judging by the reaction of some West Ham fans on Twitter, Leeds would be signing a very talented (as the tweet below shows) if yet unproven player.

However, is central midfield really the area that we need to look to be strengthening? It is arguably our strongest and best filled position. Is Quina an upgrade on Viera, Forshaw, Phillips or Baker? There’s also Ideguchi and Klich waiting in the wings who have yet to be given a chance.

Whilst signing this talented youngster would certainly be exciting, Leeds should be looking to sign a goalkeeper, central defender and a striker before looking to strengthen the midfield. If deals for Blackman in goal and Hugill up front could be struck in the coming days then Quina would be an excellent signing alongside those players.