Lucas Piazon is an immensely popular figure among the Chelsea fans even though he didn’t have the best of times on loan in Bundesliga last season.
Signed in 2011, Piazon spent the first six months in 2013 on loan to Malaga where he struggled for regular minutes. The loan turned out to be a failure and subsequently he was sent to Vitesse Arnhem for a season-long loan spell.
The Kaka look alike had a brilliant time in Eredivisie as the Attacking Midfielder notched up goals and assists like crazy in the first half of the season before fading away in the second half of the season, ala Fabregas.
The Brazilian still wasn’t good enough to get a shot with the first team so a loan spell to Frankfurt was seen as a step up. Although, he did have a decent time in Bundesliga, scoring a couple of goals; but was he good enough to start for Chelsea? Nope!
Another loan spell was certainly on the cards with Bundesliga as the possible destination, but surprisingly, the player opted to join the Championship side Reading instead. A step down from Bundesliga obviously, several eyebrows were raised by this deal, but Piazon put it to rest with the following statement:
“The reason I came to England at 17 was to play for Chelsea. All the players out on loan, we all want to play for Chelsea.”
“We also want to play in one of the biggest leagues in the world and we want to compete well. If it is not possible I will have to move on and find the best solution for my career.”
“But it is important for me to have a good season. I have to do a good job, score goals and show people what I can do. For me it’s good to stay here in Reading, close to Chelsea and experience English football.”
Source – DailyMail
Apparently, the one major weakness talked about in Piazon’s play is his lack of physicality. Playing in Championship will certainly test that aspect of his play!
Lucas Piazon may not be as positive about his chances to make it at Chelsea as he was a few years back, but it’s great to see that he is doing everything he can to bolster his chances, nevertheless. Good luck Piazon. Own the damn Championship!
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