As a Sheffield United fan, you might have been really excited at the promise of five late deals being in the works, only to see two come off.
One of the three failed ones was the potential loan of West Ham’s young midfielder Domingos Quina, who arrived at the club from Chelsea’s youth side last summer.
The English media seemed convinced that Sheffield United were all set to sign the Hammers’ starlet, but, according to O Jogo, last minute financial demands by the player’s agent caused the deal to collapse.
It seems rather outrageous that the representative of a 17-year-old would demand enough money to cause a move to fall through, but that appears to be the way modern football is going.
Quina, who started his career with Benfica back in 2012, will now spend most of his time in the Premier League2 with West Ham’s reserves rather than playing in the Championship on a more regular basis with Sheffield United.
Well, that, and the odd couple of minutes in the Carabao Cup, as was the case with the two minute cameo against Cheltenham Town towards the end of August.
A move to Brammall Lane will have to wait until maybe January, or until his agent makes less ridiculous demands.