Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has blasted Vitesse Arnhem over their treatment of on-loan forward Lucas Piazon, claiming that the attacking midfielder was 'misused' and 'misguided' during his time in Holland.
Sport Witness reports how the 79-year-old Dutchman expressed his dissatisfaction in an explosive interview with Voetbal International, intimating that the Eredivisie club risk damaging their relationship with the Premier League giants.
The 20-year-old Brazilian is highly regarded in west London, and is expected to make a first-team breakthrough at Stamford Bridge in the next few years.
He was sent to Vitesse for the 2013/14 campaign to gain experience of playing regular football in Europe, but judging by De Visser's comments the short-term switch might've backfired and hampered Piazon's development.
"Lucas is an attacking midfielder but was misused on the left," he explained. "Moreover, the guidance in Arnhem isn't good. They get an apartment, a telephone and a car.
"They need to sort it out. At one o'clock in the afternoon, the training ended and they sit alone in their apartment.
"I'm talking to Lucas and Chelsea soon and want to know exactly what happened. Vitesse need to cherish this kind of talent."
In April the South American starlet was ranked as the second best teenager in world football by Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport, behind Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj.
It's not entirely clear just how highly Jose Mourinho rates Piazon, or whether he will be considered for the Chelsea first-team in the immediate future. But one thing is for certain, he won't be returning to the GelreDome to undertake another loan spell there next season.