Young Chelsea playmaker Lucas Piazon has hinted that he would like to stay with current club Eintracht Frankfurt over a return to Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian has only played 15 minutes of Premier League football for the Blues since joining from Sao Paulo in 2011 for a fee of around €7.5 million.
Since sealing his switch the 21-year-old has spent spells on loan with Malaga and Vitesse Arnhem, before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2014/15 campaign. There he's made 15 league appearances and scored twice in the Bundesliga.
"The way of the game in Bundesliga was not familiar to me at the very start (of the loan spell)," Piazon told BILD.
"It's physically tough and pretty fast. But I am starting to get used to it. I am doing a lot of training and I am feeling good being at this club. I would like to stay on (at Eintracht Frankfurt).
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Chelsea currently have more than 20 players out on loan at various clubs across Europe and have used the loan system to help their youngsters gain more experience away from Stamford Bridge.
On numerous occasions they've been able to offload top young talent for premium prices despite the fact they've rarely if ever pulled on the Chelsea shirt. Piazon is looking like a classic victim of the system; he's played three full seasons in Europe and is no closer to getting into the Chelsea team.
His best option could well be to remain in Germany and forge a career there because as it stands he has little to no chance to make it into Jose Mourinho's first team. That's quite a shame for a playmaker with his sort of talent.
Piazon was hailed as Chelsea's new wonderkid by the Daily Mail when he arrived in 2011, and it is a sorry fact that he's never been given the chance to live up to that billing. However Chelsea's loss would certainly be Frankfurt's gain.
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