Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon unveiled at Malaga
Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon has spoken of his excitement at his loan move to Spanish side Malaga, where he will spend the rest of the season.
Piazon, 19 next week, has arrived at the Spanish club as he looks to continue his development and will hope for greater exposure to first-team football than he was receiving in London.
He will join a Malaga side who currently lie sixth in La Liga, are still competing in the Copa del Rey and who will face FC Porto in the Last 16 of the Champions League, meaning there should be plenty of opportunity for first-team action.
“Malaga are enjoying a good moment," Lucas told the press ranks at his unveiling. "I have come to Malaga with a purpose because it is a great club and I was promised that it would be beneficial for me and here I will be very happy."
Regarding the frequent comparisons with Real Madrid star Kaká, Lucas was happy to allow the talk to continue—although he has previously stated the differences in his game to that of the Brazil star.
“Comparisons with Kaka? It is normal because I played in the city of Sao Paulo and so did Kaka," he added. |The press always talk about me, they say I am the new Kaka or Robinho. For me, there’s nothing wrong in that."
It has been confirmed by Chelsea that Piazon's loan does not include an option to buy, with the Brazilian expected to return to London this summer ahead of the 2013-14 season.