Earlier today, we covered the first part of an interview Lucas Piazon has given to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
The Brazilian, who’s been loaned by Chelsea to Rio Ave on a two-year spell, has made it clear he’s not planning to return to the Stamford Bridge.
Piazon has been loaned out to six different clubs since joining the Blues in 2012, and now wants a place where he can stay for good.
One of the loan clubs was Fulham, where the attacker actually had his longest loan spell. He joined the Craven Cottage side in the summer of 2016 and stayed until 2018.
In the interview, Piazon spoke of Fulham with a lot of affection. He says that whilst with them he thought it was time to leave Chelsea for good.
“When I signed for Fulham, it was super fresh, I really enjoyed the club,” Piazon told A Bola.
“It was there that I decided that the best thing was to be sold, but my agents said: ‘You get another year on loan, the clubs will eventually come to an agreement and you get out for good’. I then played another year for Fulham, we made it to the Premier League, but the negotiations didn’t advance. I was waiting, waiting… and nothing.”
“Sarri was the manager of Chelsea at that time, he saw all this and said to me: ‘I register here, stay with us’. I stayed, but in January I had to go out again… Today, if I could advise a 21 or 22-year-old kid who has already gone through two or three loans, I’d say: Seek the best club to stay permanently.”
To this day, Fulham are the club who Piazon has most appearances for, with 58 games. He scored 12 goals and contributed nine assists for the club.