Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Greedy agent cost Quina loan move

Filed: Sunday, 3rd September 2017
By: Staff Writer

The deal taking Domingos Quina to Sheffield United fell through eight hours before the transfer deadline after Sheffield United were asked to increase their offer.

The Portuguese attacking midfielder was all set to join the Blades on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day, but the deal collapsed after Quina's agent - who was also representing Watford forward Jerome Sinclair - asked for improved terms for both players.

A video, filmed by the Bleacher Report from Sheffield United's base on deadline day captured the exact moment Blades' boss Chris Wilder turned down the deal.

"We can't do that, we've agreed a deal with West Ham and we've agreed a deal with Watford," Wilder can be seen saying in response to a text message from the players' agent. "Everything is done, we're at our budget."

And two hours later, at 6pm, Wilder reluctantly accepted that both deals were off - after claiming that Quina and Sinclair's agent had demanded an additional "50 per cent" for his part in the transfers.

Embed from Getty Images

Disappointing news for the two players involved - especially Watford youngster Sinclair, who had already made his own way to Sheffield by train only to be told by his agent at 7.30pm that the deal was off.

"He wanted to play, he wanted to come here. So did Quina," said Wilder. "That's two lads who wanted to be here but who have been messed about by the system.

"We'll be walking out in front of 40,000 at Sunderland next week; they'll be walking out in front of 400 at under-23 games. Crazy."

Related News

   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [7th Jun 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [19th Apr 2018]
   arrow   Hammers monitoring goalkeeper and striker [3rd Apr 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [28th Mar 2018]
   arrow   We're in it to win it, insist Pearce [25th Jan 2018]
   arrow   Lanzini, Kouyate, Byram, & Mawson: Friday's news [22nd Dec 2017]
   arrow   Brady, Rice, Carroll, & Hart: Wednesday's news [20th Dec 2017]
   arrow   International Hammers [15th Nov 2017]
   arrow   French lead the way in West Ham imports [21st Sep 2017]
   arrow   Carvalho, Sullivan, Obiang & Quina : Monday's news [4th Sep 2017]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Arbeloa and out
Alvaro Arbeloa has officially announced his retirement from professional fo...more
Three Years Ago
Song, Downing, Payet & Bilic: Wednesday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Roeder returns - at Millwall
Former West Ham United manager Glenn Roeder has returned to football - as a scout for new Millwall m...more