CHELSEA outcast Lucas Piazon has blasted the club, saying “my time is already over” – just days after signing a new contract until 2022.
Piazon, 25, has been sent on loan to Portugues side Rio Ave – the seventh loan spell of his Chelsea career since joining the club in 2011.
He was dubbed the “new Kaka” when the Blues beat Juventus to sign him for £10m in 2011 after outstanding performances in the Under-17 World Cup.
But his career has gone nowhere and earlier this month Piazon extended his contract with Chelsea to 2022 before joining the Portuguese side on a two-year loan.
He now insists he has finished his Chelsea career.
“My time at Chelsea is already over,” he told Portuguese daily A Bola.
“I’m 25, I’ve been on loan several times.
“I’ve been at Chelsea since 2011, I’ve been on loan almost all over Europe.
“I’m tired of playing here and there, I need a place where I can feel at home.
“I want to know that in July I will return to the same place, to the same house.
“I’d have a good season on loan, but I’d come back and was soon loaned again.
“There was no point in going out on loan, playing well, coming back, not being used and being loaned again.
“There comes a time in your career that makes no sense anymore.
“By the way, I said exactly that three years ago and it didn’t go so well at Chelsea, it generated some discomfort.”
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Piazon is Chelsea’s longest-serving player, after they sold Tomas Kalas to Bristol City in the summer.
He made just one Premier League appearance for the club, as a substitute in the Blues’ 8-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in 2012.
The Brazilian has been loaned out to seven different clubs across five countries, seeing him spend time at Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham and Chievo before he was sent to Rio Ave earlier this month.
Piazon however doesn’t hold a grudge against Chelsea for his lack of chances.
He said: “I can’t just blame Chelsea, because I also accepted all that.
“But of course, there came a time when I thought that being loaned again would no longer be necessary, I had to go on with my life.”
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