​West Ham forward Domingos Quina is ready to switch international allegiances, according to a report in The Times.


The 17-year-old, who has been capped five times for the Portugal U19 side, but will be eligible to play for England in 2018, and is reportedly set to grab the opportunity with both hands.

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Quina has been on the end of numerous plaudits due to his performances, especially playing behind the main striker anywhere across attacking midfield, and is said to be a target for the English Football Association. He is now ready to switch international allegiances in a move which shows how confident he is in his ability.


The youngster joined the Hammers last year from Chelsea, having moved to Stamford Bridge from Benfica's youth set-up in 2012. He has since made two appearances in the senior side, both of them coming in Europa League qualifiers, and looks set to make the permanent jump sooner rather than later.

The Hammers, meanwhile, boosted their chances of survival with a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday after losing their previous five matches. They are now up to 14th place, with 36 points to their name, and should find total safety if they can win another two or three games.


Slaven Bilic is already preparing to revamp the side next season, having suffered a major blow in losing Dimitri Payet this year, and is said to have already agreed on a move for Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta.


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