Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon has criticized the club's loan policy after not featuring for the club’s first team since arriving at The Bridge in 2012.
Piazon is on his seventh loan spell with Portuguese side Rio Ave and in a candid interview with Maisfutebol (h/t Daily Mail), he hasn’t been impressed with how the Premier League club has treated him.
“After a certain point, the connection is no longer beneficial for both parties. At first, I felt really good. I went through the U-23s, got to the first team and, even in the first loans, I felt Chelsea had expectations and interest in me.
“I believed I could come back and have opportunities at any time. Later, as time passed, I became just another business for them. They send me out on loan with the expectation of selling me and making some money with me. I think that's more or less what they think,” he said.
Apart from Rio Ave, the 26-year-old has previously been sent on loan to Malaga, Vitesse, Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham and Chievo.
The player has passed through the ranks of Brazilian football where he has scored a goal in each age group but is yet to make the national team squad.