Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon has conceded that he’s growing fed up of going out on loan and doesn’t see the benefit of so many short-term exits.
The Brazilian has moved to Fulham this season in what is his fifth loan spell away from Chelsea since arriving at Stamford Bridge.
As noted by the Metro, Chelsea have a staggering 38 players in total out on loan this season, but Piazon has now publicly shared his feelings on the matter and has slammed the Blues for continuously shipping him out to different clubs.
“I’m tired of moving abroad. One, two, three loans, maybe that’s enough. It’s time for me to stay somewhere for more than one year,” the 22-year-old said.
“It makes no sense to go on loan all the time. It is not good for any player in my experience, or the experience of the other boys. I don’t see it as a positive thing any more. To be in a different place every year is not good for me at 22.
“It’s difficult to get a place in the team. They have their own players. You do your best, try to get a place in the squad, minutes on the pitch, score and create goals. That’s all you can do.”
Piazon has featured at Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading and now Fulham since 2012, and went on to reveal that he has barely spoken about football with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte since his arrival earlier this summer.
Chelsea’s strategy with loaning players out has split opinion, with some insisting that it’s a clever move to see how players develop with a view of playing for the club further down the line, while others have criticised them for stockpiling individuals and stunting their careers.
Piazon evidently falls into the latter category at this point, and if Fulham opt to extend his loan stay from January to the end of the season, he’ll be set for another extended period of time away from Stamford Bridge.