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Lucas Piazon completes a move to Eintracht Frankfurt

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Lucas Piazon has secured a loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt, marking his third temporary move away from Stamford Bridge since arriving in the summer of 2011. 

Piazon, 20, joins the German side on a season-long loan as he looks to gain more first team football. 

Frankfurt's sporting director, Bruno Hubner, is pleased the parties were able to reach a deal after long discussions and is excited to have the talented wide man at the club.

He told the club's website: “We are glad to be able to reach an agreement after lengthy but very fair negotiations with Chelsea.

"Piazon will strengthen us in the coming season. He has played on the left wing, he can play on the right and be used as an attacking midfielder.”

Piazon on his travels

The Brazilian will play in the Bundesliga in the upcoming season as he continues to gain more European experience to add to his repertoire. 

He was first sent out to Malaga where he made 14 appearances, mainly from the bench, but still racked up four assists in half a season. This move was desired to enhance the midfielder's general play, featuring in a less physical league than the Premier League. 

Last season Piazon joined Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem, who had remarkable season after topping the table for five weeks before eventually finishing sixth, which in the end, dampened their campaign. During his temporary spell, he managed to score 11 goals in 29 appearances.

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This latest experience in the Netherlands provided the youngster with more first team action which he made the most out of proving to be one of the star performers in the Eredivisie.

But he is now moving on to another major European league, ultimately a more physical one to contend with. Is this a well thought out plan by Jose Mourinho and his fellow coaches or is the Special One trying to lure some bidders by showing off their once glamorised prodigy across Europe? 

Position at Chelsea

In 2011, the Blues brought in the highly regarded midfielder from Sao Paolo for a fee believed to be around the £7 million mark. Since then he has made just three appearances for the West London club with his Premier League debut coming against Aston Villa as he came to during his team's 8-0 demolition of Paul Lambert's side. He made an assist for a Ramires goal and then went onto win a penalty which he unfortunately missed. 

It seems the club have a lot of faith in him considering they offered him a contract extension in 2012, which now keeps him at the club until 2017, and in May that year he won Chelsea's young player of the year. The managers he has worked with over the years have all praised them youngster but none of them have been bold enough to include him in their season plans.

Future world beater?

At 20 he still have plenty of time to make his mark on the English league as he desires but with Mourinho continuing to bring in more and more talented midfielders with hefty price tags, he will have to fight for that place. Belgian midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne was expected to be a shining light at Chelsea but after a couple of loan spells and signs of frustration in training, the attacking midfielder move on to Wolfsburg in January where he has already found his feet and was rewarded with a spot in Belgium's World Cup team. 

For now many Chelsea fans are happy to see Eden Hazard and Willian running the wings and there would be a lot of pressure on the Brazilian if he was to fill their boots. Perhaps this loan move is a progression plan for the future but if Piazon continues to dazzle fans elsewhere then maybe it is time he thinks about stalling his Premier League dream. 

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