The teenager Liverpool should steal from Chelsea

Lucas Piazon has said he’d be open to a Chelsea exit this summer and Liverpool are an obvious Premier League destination.

It seems the imminent return of Jose Mourinho certainly isn’t enough to keep 19-year-old Brazilian Lucas Piazon at Stamford Bridge, as he’s hinted he could very easily leave the club this summer.

The midfielder has been out on loan with La Liga side Malaga after it became obviously very quickly that he wasn’t going to get into the Chelsea midfield ahead of Oscar Eden Hazard or Juan Mata.

Not a lot has changed since he agreed to that loan deal, which may be the reason he’s seemingly started to doubt his future at Chelsea, urging any club interested to get stuck in and make a move.

One possible location, which could turn out to be ideal for him, is Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers is building a young, dynamic and exciting team which Piazon would certainly fit into.

When you look at the qualities of Rodgers’ main players at Liverpool; Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, Piazon ticks most of the right boxes to be regularly involved in that group.

His age isn’t a factor because Rodgers has made no secret of the fact he’s looking to build a young side with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom among others all still in their teenage years and very young men.

He should definitely be tempted into a move to Anfield because there is a definite role for him in the midfield and he is a natural replacement to Coutinho at attacking midfield, should Coutinho pick up an injury.

It’s also Coutinho who would make the move easier in terms of the language barrier because he’s also Brazilian, which is one of the reasons Piazon probably agreed to a Chelsea move in the first place.

The only thing that could stop this sort of deal from going through is the fee that Chelsea may demand.

Piazon signed a very long deal when he joined Chelsea from Sao Paulo, which is currently due to expire in the summer of 2017.

That means Chelsea would be well within their rights to demand the top end of his market value, which is something which could put Liverpool off from going for him because of their limited budget for transfers this summer.

Either way, he’s unlikely to join either of the Manchester clubs and Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur don’t seem to have any need to take a punt on him, which means Liverpool could be free to try and pull the move off if they so desired.

Could he do a job at Liverpool?

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