Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon has extended his loan at Fulham until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old Brazilian joined Fulham on a short term deal on transfer deadline day in the summer and has impressed during his 17 appearances for the Whites.
“Now it is for real. Just signed all the paperwork so I can stay till the end of the season!” He said on Twitter.
Piazon has been incredibly useful for the play-off contenders under Slavisa Jokanovic, scoring four goals since his loan at Craven Cottage began.
The original deal with Fulham expired after they beat Barnsley on Saturday, and the Brazilian under-34 international will now not return to Chelsea, who he signed for from São Paulo in 2011.
He has only managed three appearances for Chelsea, and has spent most of his time with the club out on loan, with spells at Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt and Reading, before his latest spell at Fulham.
Piazon is expected to start Fulham’s next game against London rivals Queens Park Rangers due to Togo international Floyd Ayite away at the African Cup of Nations.
Piazon spoke about his various loan moves back in September, saying;
“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. I don’t see it as a positive thing anymore.
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.”
Time will tell if the Brazilian has a future at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, but after yet another loan away from Chelsea for an entire season, fans must be starting to lose hope – and so must Lucas Piazon himself.