West Ham face a fight on their hands as they seek to keep star teenager Domingos Quina at the club, amid reported interested from Barcelona.

The 18-year-old has already featured a total of six times for the Hammers’ first team but has yet to put pen-to-paper on a long term deal, and the fear is that Barcelona will be able to snap him up on the cheap.

That fear looks to be genuine after suggestions that the Catalan giants are sending a scout to watch Quina in action in the Under-19 European Championships semi-finals later this week.

Quina, the Portugal youth international, has already been touted as a future wonderkid and the United hierarchy will be desperate to avoid him departing the London Stadium, especially as the rumoured fee to prize him away might be as low as £600,000.

His stock has risen considerably after scoring a brilliant goal for Portugal against Italy, as a host of European clubs – led by Barcelona – prepare to enquire about his availability with just a year to run on his current deal.

And now after a succession of impressive displays for West Ham’s Under-23s last season, the Hammers board face a decision about whether to offer the midfielder a new deal or risk losing him for next to nothing.