Lucas Piazon hasn’t been given many opportunities in a blue shirt but after a handful of impressive displays for Malaga last season he’s ready to go out on loan to a Premier League club as he’s determined to make it at Chelsea one day.
The 19-year-old will go out on loan this season, as confirmed by Jose Mourinho, and Piazon believes that if he can show the manager what he can do at another domestic club it will greatly improve his future chances.
Piazon was quoted in the Mirror:
“To be fair, I think I am too young to be playing at Chelsea. So I’m fine. It’s good for me to be going out on loan.
“Last season I stayed half the season at Chelsea and half at Malaga. It was good for me to play in La Liga and the Champions League.
“In this next season I will try to stay in the Premier League and to do a great season and come back stronger.
“It’s important for me to stay in England and get used to the league where Chelsea play. English football is different to the Spanish game.
“I have no idea where I will go. I told everyone I would concentrate on this part of pre-season and I will talk about it when I get back to England.
“But I would like to stay in England. The physical side of it is important for me. The Premier League is strong physically, so it would be good for my future to stay in England.
“It is important to find the right club before the start of the season. When I went to Malaga it was in the middle of the season. The manager knew all the players but he didn’t know me well. It was a bit difficult. I would prefer to have time to get to know the team.”
He seems to have his head on his shoulders and is thankfully a realist as he knows he isn’t ready to make his way in Chelsea’s first team, especially considering the competition he’d have, and knows he has to put the graft in to receive the reward of a spot in the squad.
Piazon has been linked with both Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but it’s thought that Palace may be Chelsea’s preferred option and he could help to fill the void that Wilfried Zaha left when he left to join Manchester United. He believes his best position is on the left-wing and says that the example of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku set by going out on loan will inspire him.
Where would you like to see Piazon go on loan to next season?