Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Lucas Piazon, who has made just three appearances for the club in eight years, claims he was signed only to make money for the club.
The 26 year old Brazilian is currently on loan at loan at Portuguese club Rio Ave – his seventh loan spell since joining Chelsea.
He has previously been sent out to Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham and Chievo, with no first-team football seen at Chelsea since December 2012.
Piazon is still tied to a contract with the Blues until 2022 but feels he has become little more than an investment opportunity for a Premier League heavyweight.
He has told Portuguese outlet Maisfutebol: “After a certain point the connection is no longer beneficial for both parties.
“At first, I felt really good. I went through the under-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.”