Lucas Piazon joins Eintracht Frankfurt on season-long loan

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After a successful season at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland - scoring 11 goals in 29 games - Lucas Piazon has been sent out by his parent club, Chelsea, to continue his education at German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

The 20-year-old Brazilian winger, once touted as the next Kaka, will be hoping to make a lasting difference for Thomas Shaaf's mid-table side in what will be a pivotal season for his career. 

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Frankfurt’s sporting director Bruno Hubner told the Bundesliga club's official 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.”

Perhaps best known for his exploits in Brazil's victorious 2014 Toulon campaign and for his fleeting appearances for Malaga CF in the Champions League, Piazon is a player of great guile, dribbling ability and pace off the mark.

Piazon's outlook

He said of his own game: "I'd say my playing style is different from typical Brazilian forwards. When you think about these, you think about dribbles and flashy moves.

"My football is simpler and more direct. It's more like a midfielder playing up front. I like to pass quickly. I don't hog the ball and I don't tend to run with it."

He is highly rated at Chelsea - as demonstrated by the accolade for the 'best young player' in the 2011/12 season - and has been challenged by his manager Jose Mourinho to prove himself in the competitive German league. 

Should he succeed at mid-table Frankfurt this season, expect Piazon to be in both Mourinho's and Brazil manager, Dunga's plans for many years to come. 

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