Report: Ex-Fulham forward wanted Craven Cottage stay
Former Fulham player Lucas Piazon has revealed that it was his intention to prolong his stay at Craven Cottage, despite his time at the club coming to an end in the summer of 2018.
Piazon has embarked on a series of loans since signing for Chelsea in 2012, and according to Portuguese outlet A Bola (via Sport Witness), the 25-year-old had his heart set on making his two-year loan spell at Fulham permanent – though a move never materialised.
Piazon was part of the Fulham side that gained promotion to the Premier League, and it was his understanding that Chelsea would allow him to join the Whites on a permanent deal following the conclusion of the 2017/18 season.
However, as told to A Bola, an agreement never came to fruition.
He said: “When I signed for Fulham, it was super fresh, I really enjoyed the club.
“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.
“[Maurizio] 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.”
Piazon has endured something of an unsettled career, with the Brazilian ending up at Chievo Verona in the latter half of last season, and is now at his seventh loan club from the Stamford Bridge outfit – joining Portuguese side Rio Ave on a temporary two-year deal.
And with the club left without a recognised left-winger (and having bought right-sided forwards Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert on loan in the summer), perhaps all parties would have been satisfied to extend Piazon’s Fulham stay.
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