Lucas Piazon leaves Chelsea for Braga for good
It’s the end of an era. Lucas Piazon is no longer employed by the Chelsea Football Club.
The Blues fought competition from all of Europe’s biggest teams to sign a player who had made comparisons with Kaka in his native Brazil, with the Blues reaching a £ 5million deal to bring Piazon back to Stamford Bridge in the summer 2011.
After a stint in the reserves, Piazon made three promising appearances for Chelsea’s first team, collecting two assists in three games …
But that was it for the Brazilian, who then embarked on no less Seven the loan spells away from Chelsea.
He spent time with Malaga, Vitesse (obviously), Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham, Chievo and Rio Ave – the latter of which were all accentuated by frequent comments from Piazon admitting he was desperate to escape once the trap. army loan. for everyone.
Nine years after his first loan away from Chelsea, he’s finally gone.
Braga took to their official website to confirm they brought Piazon on a permanent basis, giving the 26-year-old the long-term base he has long been asking for.
Often the poster boy for all that’s wrong with Chelsea’s loan army, Piazon was in fact the Blues’ longest-serving player, having spent ten years at the club and remaining on the books nine years after his debut. in the first team.
That honor has now transferred to right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, who joined Marseille in 2012 and recently made his 400th appearance for Chelsea. How is that a contrast?
If we are picky Chelsea’s longest server is Actually Goalkeeper Jamal Blackman, 27, who joined the club at Under-13 level in 2006 and has been on the books at Stamford Bridge ever since.
Blackman was called up to the first team in 2012 but never made an appearance for Chelsea, instead heading towards his own loans with * pause to breathe * Middlesbrough, Ostersund, Wycombe, Sheffield United, Leeds United, Vitesse (obviously), Bristol Rovers and Rotherham United.
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