Leeds have to hijack Fulham’s bid to sign Chelsea attacker Lucas Piazon on loan

According to a report in the Daily Star, via Sky Sports’ Paper round-up on July 20, Fulham want to sign Chelsea attacker Lucas Piazon on loan for the third time, and Championship club Leeds United must hijack any potential move.

What’s the word, then?

Lucas Piazon with the Championship play-off trophy

Well, the 24-year-old forward has spent the two previous seasons on loan at Craven Cottage, and he has made a big impression for the west London club in that time with 12 goals and nine assists in 58 appearances, helping them reach the Premier League last term despite missing four months with a broken leg.

Now it appears as though Slavisa Jokanovic wants to bring the Brazilian back, according to the Daily Star, for another spell to boost their top-flight campaign, with Jean Seri among the exciting summer additions they have already made.

Why should Leeds hijack any deal?

Well, it has been something of a disastrous transfer window for Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa so far with Chelsea loanees Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker the only additions, and they are looking particularly short in attacking areas right now following the departures of Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Pawel Cibicki, Marcus Antonsson and Jay-Roy Grot this summer.

The Argentine boss will be desperate to bring in a wide player especially, as was shown when he wanted Brentford wide man Florian Jozefzoon, who chose to snub them in favour of a move to Championship rivals Derby County.

The Yorkshire club, who should sign a Millwall man to complete Bielsa’s new-look midfield, can rescue the situation by getting the talented Piazon though, who is twice the player the Dutchman is – especially at this level.

While it will be tough to compete with Premier League Fulham, Leeds would be able to guarantee the South American the guaranteed starts that he may not get with the Cottagers depending on how the rest of their own transfer window pans out.