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Piazon Off on Loan?

Piazon Off on Loan?

Speculation is rife that Chelsea are set to let Lucas Piazon go out on loan.

In an attempt to get the Brazilian youngster more first team experience, reports are filtering through that Piazon is going to Malaga, on loan, for the rest of the season.

Speaking about the deal, Rafa Benitez confirmed,

"We have an agreement with Malaga for Lucas Piazon to go on loan there until the end of the season."

If anything concrete comes to fruition we`ll endeavour to let you know.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday January 15 2013
Time: 4:40PM


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15/01/2013 16:51:00
its official...I am not sure its the best move for this young boy but I wish him all the best...I guess the board knows what we dont know...and I do hope they've got an overall plan...
15/01/2013 16:53:00
Yup he says he's looking forward to a new challenge in his FB . Hopefully he gets some playing time
Blue Krusaders
15/01/2013 16:55:00
Anything to do with a deal for isco?
15/01/2013 17:02:00
I am a little disappointed that the club decided to loan piazon out to malaga thereby abandoning the initial career path that we had planned for him. The initial plan is to keep him at chelsea for 3years so that he can become club 'homegrown' player(like the da silva twins at man utd) and gradually ease him into the 1st team while also playing him regularly with the u-21. In the next 18months he would have achieved that homegrown status but it seems we have now pulled a plug on that. Considering the fact that since uefa changed the homegrown rule, we have not been able to field a full 25man squad, its difficult to understand why we didnt go through with piazon. However i wont be blaming the board yet cos it might be piazon himself that pushed for the loan deal.
Chelz Akamz
15/01/2013 17:03:00
@Chelz...because we are still the parent club with full ownership, the loan does not affect his grown status...I have confirmed that on fifa cheer up mate!!!! only worry with the loan arrangement which I consider aggresive is that I dont think he will get enough playing time which is what he needs most at this time given where he is in his developement...but like I have been saying in recent times...the board knows better and I hope they have got a plan...things are getting really confusing really...I think we'll most likely get Isco in the summer with Piazon staying on at Malaga for an extended period on loan (may be a full season or even more) since they wont be playing in Europe for the next 4 seasons....
15/01/2013 17:15:00
best of luck lad come back the new and improved kaka
Blue Bezerkas
15/01/2013 17:17:00
I hope the club has inserted Isco deal in his agreement to join Malaga.
15/01/2013 17:19:00
Goodluck piazon,do a lot better than josh did at swansea
15/01/2013 17:26:00
Once he gets a regular playing time in malaga i would consider this move a success. if he plays reg. it will be better than him playin wit our Un21s or once in 2months wit our first team. goodluck piazon
15/01/2013 17:32:00
@KEN4, I dont know how well malaga is doin right now but if they are doin well it might just take alot for piazon to break into the team. tho if they are doin well and he still breaks into the team, it jst will show the guy is some real gem. fingers crossed
15/01/2013 17:37:00
@KEN4, I dont know how well malaga is doin right now but if they are doin well it might just take alot for piazon to break into the team. tho if they are doin well and he still breaks into the team, it jst will show the guy is some real gem. fingers crossed
15/01/2013 17:43:00
Layorh12.... This is not a fifa affair. Visit the uefa site and read about the homegrown rule. I would ve posted the link but am chatting from my phone. Ryan Bertrand have been registered with fifa as a chelsea player since 2007 but he failed the club-trained homegrown status because he didnt spend up to 3 full seasons(continuously or not) with us between the age of 15 and 21years cos he was always out on loan. That is why terry is our only club-trained homegrown player in our uefa squad which in turn explains why we could only register 22players instead of 25.
Chelz Akamz
15/01/2013 17:45:00
Info i have is dat manuel pellegrini made the request himself for him. Chelsea didn't plan to loan him. its cos of pellegrinis personal request and isco is a chelsea player come june
15/01/2013 17:45:00
@Chelz....well maybe my interpretation is wrong...but'll try to post the link....once m less busy...its somthing to really verify though...if you are right...then the business is even worse than I first tot...
15/01/2013 17:49:00
why are we loaning him out ? how are we sure he will get game time there ? we are in the europa league , who is going to play there def not hazard nor mata .. he should be with us we will need him at some time in this season i am very surre
Don capon
15/01/2013 17:50:00
@Chelz 6 months out on loan out of three years is not i dont think this move will hinder his home grown status...but then like i said earlier..we should verify...and yes...Isco will most likely be a chelsea player come summer...
15/01/2013 17:51:00
Im with Chelz on this the loan may be beneficial for him but having Lucas as a homegrown player would be a bigger bonus.
15/01/2013 17:54:00
bit of digression....Odemwinge Peter will most likely be leaving West brom in this window...its gointa to be a massive second half of the season for kraken....I hope he does well...Lukaku is the future...hopefully
15/01/2013 17:58:00
For me the only question i have is this..since the JT era how many players has chelsea FC sent out on loan who ever returned and found their way into the first team? I can only come up with Danny sturridge who is now out the door and Ryan Bertrand who is barely struggling to make some first team appearances at age 24. If anyone remembers any others please remind me. The point is overall our loan policy has generally been retrogressive not progressive from a Chelsea stand point. I fear this may be the start of the process that ends with Lucas ending up somewhere else in the near future. The home grown status thing is just another added wrinkle to how unwise i see these sort of loan moves and it is a recurrent theme we see also with the Josh and Lukaku loans which will ensure at the rate we are going that none of them will ever qualify as a club trained home grown player. My biggest immediate fear though is squad depth..our already thin squad is now down one more body and yet we have a second half of the season crammed full of games in the FA cup, Europa league and BPL..a few critical injuries or accumulating fatigue of overused players like Mata and Hazard (not to mention missing Mikel and Moses at the AFCON) and the effects will show big time in results which will ultimately affect our bottom line; namely securing a top 3 finish in the BPL..i said this same thing last January window when we were loaning out players like Santa Claus and by late February then the consequences were there for all to see.
15/01/2013 18:04:00
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