LUCAS PIAZON is lastly set to go away Chelsea, eight years after his final look for the Blues.
Following three first-team outings, seven mortgage spells and a damaged leg, Piazon will lastly have his Blues contract terminated to seal a everlasting transfer elsewhere.
Piazon initially joined Rio Ave on mortgage in 2019Credit score: Twitter @RioAve_FC
The 26-year-old final performed for Chelsea in 2012Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The Brazilian, now 26, has spend 18 months on mortgage at Portuguese aspect Rio Ave however that short-term deal is now set to be terminated, with three aspect eager to signal him.
Piazon arrived in West London as a contemporary confronted teenager from Sao Paolo in 2011.
He swiftly impressed inside Cobham’s fabled youth set-up, breaking into Chelsea’s first-team arrange lower than a 12 months later, beneath Andre Villas-Boas.
After two sightings on the Blues’ bench throughout that first season, he made his debut in September 2012 aged 18, beginning a 6-0 League Cup romp over Wolves and even helping a objective for Ryan Bertrand.
An look within the subsequent spherical towards Manchester United adopted, as did a Premier League debut that December in an 8-0 win over Aston Villa, with issues trying promising for the attacking midfielder.
However upon signing for Malaga on mortgage in January 2013, Piazon would by no means characteristic for Chelsea once more.
After 14 goalless appearances for the LaLiga aspect, Piazon was quickly strolling the well-trodden path from Chelsea to Vitesse.
He bagged 11 objectives and eight assists in 31 appearances for Eredivisie aspect, however that wasn’t sufficient to get him again within the Blues’ plans.
A 12 months in German soccer adopted with Eintracht Frankfurt earlier than he discovered himself enjoying in West London once more… for Fulham – by way of a season at Studying.
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Lucas Piazon made three appearances for Chelsea in 2012Credit score: PA:Empics Sport
The Brazilian helped Fulham to promotion in 2018Credit score: Jamie McPhilimey – The Solar
Piazon made occasional returns to Cobham for pre-seasonCredit score: Getty – Contributor
In two seasons on mortgage at Craven Cottage, Piazon carried out effectively, serving to Slavisa Jokanovic’s aspect to promotion to the Premier League.
Within the first half of the 2018-19 season Piazon returned to Chelsea, and remarkably was included on Maurizio Sarri’s bench for the League Cup semi-final second leg triumph towards Tottenham Hotspur – earlier than being loaned to Chievo only a week later.
He seems to have lastly settled at Rio Ave, nevertheless, having spent the final 18 months on mortgage on the Liga NOS strugglers.
Maybe, now that he has lastly fled the Chelsea secure for good, Piazon can ship on a few of his early-career promise.
Piazon featured Down Below for Maurizio Sarri towards Perth GloryCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty