Chelsea have lastly sold their longest-serving player Lucas Piazon after 7 loan spells and 3 appearances in 9 years.

The Brazilian winger has completed an irreversible switch to Portuguese club Braga a decade after coming to Stamford Bridge.

Piazon, 26, was signed from Sao Paolo B for ₤ 6.75 million in January 2012, after apparently denying Juventus.

At the time, Chelsea were being handled by Andre Villas-Boas, and have actually had 7 different managers because.

Piazon had been called Chelsea’s young gamer of the year in 2012 after assisting the club win the FA Youth Cup, however eventually failed to make the development.

He made his Chelsea launching in a League Cup hammering of Wolves in September 2012, before including in the win on charges over Male Utd in the next round.

His Premier League bow followed as a replacement in the 8-0 knocking of Aston Villa before Christmas, where he set up Ramires for Chelsea’s 5th.

That proved to be his last game for Chelsea’s first-team, as he started the first of his 7 loans, starting at La Liga side Malaga.

Spells followed at Chelsea’s Belgian feeder club Vitesse Arnhem, German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham (2 seasons), Italian Serie B clothing Chievo, and an 18-month stint at Portuguese club Rio Ave.

Speaking about his future back in 2019, having actually simply signed an agreement extension at Chelsea, Piazon said: “I’m fed up with playing occasionally, I need a place where I can feel at house.

” I would like to know that in July I will go back to the very same place, to the very same home.

” I ‘d have an excellent season on loan, but I ‘d come back and was soon loaned once 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 any longer.”

He has actually now put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year offer at Braga, who are currently fourth in the Primeira Liga and managed by ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea employer Carlos Carvalhal.

A declaration on the Chelsea website read: “We want to want Lucas the best of luck for the rest of his career and thank him for his service.”