Sky Bet Championship side Reading have signed Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan, the Berkshire club have confirmed.
The 21-year-old spent the year on loan at Bundesliga side Frankfurt last year but struggled to break into the first team, only making 11 starts and scoring two goals.
His most successful spell was at Vitesse in the Eredivisie where he scored 11 goals and made eight assists in 29 appearances, establishing himself as a top young talent.
He’s now been loaned out to Championship side Reading for the season, and could’ve gone with Nathaniel Chalobah, but he decided against a switch back to the Madejski and instead will move to Italian giants Napoli.
Piazon is an excellent capture by the Royals, and is a player who is far better than Championship level – and Steve Clarke will be hoping he can bring an element of creativity that will help provide ammunition for the club’s strikers.
Reading fans… What do you make of this news? Is Piazon a good signing? Did you expect him to sign? What do you make of you odds this season? Let us know in the comments below!