Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed on their respective official websites.
The 20-year-old had joined the Blues as a teenager from Sao Paolo in January 2012 and made three first-team appearances in all competitions, garnering three assists. He joined La Liga outfit Malaga on loan during the winter transfer window in 2013.
Piazon, who has represented Brazil at U15, U17 and U20 level, failed to break into Jose Mourinho's side and departed on loan till the end of the season last summer to Vitesse Arnhem. He impressed for the Eredivisie outfit making 29 appearances, netting 11 goals and contributing eight assists, as Peter Bosz's side finished sixth in the league table.
The statement on Chelsea's official website read, "Lucas Piazon has today (Thursday) joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old will continue his impressive progress by joining the Bundesliga side."
Piazon is a right footed forward with the ability to play on both wings and as an attacking midfielder, although his preferred position is on the left. The German outfit's sporting director Bruno Hubner was happy after concluding the negotiations, which he believes was fair for both parties.
"We are glad that we were able to reach an agreement after lengthy but very fair negotiations with Chelsea and Piazon will strengthen us in the coming season. He has played on the left wing, he can play on the right and be used as an attacking midfielder," Hubner told Frankfurt's official website.
Piazon becomes the fifth player to leave Stamford Bridge on loan this summer following in the footsteps of Thorgan Hazard, Tomas Kalas, Wallace and Mario Pasalic. He could be facing the former two players, who have joined fellow Bundesliga teams Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Koln respectively.