Chelsea fans react to Lucas Piazon completing permanent move to Braga
Brazilian attacker Lucas Piazon completed a permanent move to Braga on Thursday – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter have responded to his exit from Stamford Bridge.
The winger joined the Blues back in 2012 and even won the club’s young player of the year during his first season, but his career in West London has never taken off.
Piazon has made just three senior Chelsea appearances during nine-and-a-half years with the club and has been out on loan at seven different teams, including Rio Ave in the first half of this season.
He’s now joined Portuguese side Braga on a permanent basis, where he’ll hope he can find a permanent home.
Aged 26, there is every chance he can still carve out a strong career.
The pick of his loan spells were with Fulham and Vitesse Arnhem when he was younger, and he’s a skilful wide player that still has potential due to the goal threat he can provide.
But finally offloading the South American this month was the smartest move for all parties, as he was never going to break back into the Chelsea picture and needs a permanent solution.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media have suggested they missed a trick by not giving him minutes, but time will tell if he proves to be another that got away.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Piazon’s eventual departure: