Piazon Joins On Loan

Friday 14 July 2017 18:00

The Club is delighted to announce that Lucas Piazon has returned on a season-long loan from Chelsea for the 2017/18 campaign.

Brazilian Piazon joined on loan last season, initially until January but the deal was extended until the end of the season which saw Piazon play a key role in the side that made the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals.

The 23-year-old scored on his debut against Bristol City in the EFL Cup and went on to make 29 league appearances for Fulham, impressive considering he fractured his jaw in February against Cardiff but returned to action just over a month later against Derby County.

In total Piazon scored six goals and provided four assists for the Club across all competitions.

The attacking midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer of 2011, and in his first season he helped them win the FA Youth Cup and was named the club’s Young Player of the Year.

His first three senior appearances for Chelsea came in high-scoring games during the 2012/13 season, as he played in 6-0, 5-4 and 8-0 victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United, and Aston Villa, respectively. 

Piazon went on loan with La Liga side Malaga in 2013, where he played in the UEFA Champions League for the first time and reached the Quarter-Final stage with the club before being knocked out 3-2 on aggregate by Borussia Dortmund.

He then spent a season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and scored 11 times to help them finish sixth in the Eredivisie for the 2013/14 season, before helping Eintracht Frankfurt to ninth in the Bundesliga during another loan spell in 2014/15.

Piazon’s first taste of Championship football came two seasons ago as he played 27 times for Reading, scoring five goals for the Royals before joining Fulham on loan last August.

He is also capped at Brazil youth level, playing up to the Under-23s, in 2014 he helped Brazil Under-20s win the Toulon Tournament. 

Speaking to fulhamfc.com Lucas expressed his delight about returning to Fulham. 

"I believe it is a very good move for me," he said. "And I am very happy with the decision. 

"There is a certain feeling of unfinished business. It felt like I must come back and help the team to reach what we were chasing last year, so it will be a very exciting season. 

"This is the first time I will spend two seasons with a club. I am excited to see the boys and get back into training." 

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