Hannibal Mejbri’s decision to join Sevilla over Everton in the January transfer window appears to have been a poor one, with the loan at the Spanish club not working out.

Estadio Deportivo cover the player today and how he is now ‘practically ostracised’ by manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Hannibal moved to Sevilla on loan in January in search of regular playing time until the end of the season, which wasn’t on offer at his parent club.

He chose the Spanish side over Everton, who had also pushed for his signature as they sought to strengthen Sean Dyche’s squad for their battle against relegation.

Estadio explain Sevilla were confident they were getting an important player and had excellent reports on him, but the reality has been quite the opposite.

His presence so far has been ‘practically anecdotal’ and there are no signs that the situation will improve because he has not convinced the manager there are issues around his ‘commitment and attitude’.

That’s something Quique Sanchez Flores has pointed out on more than one occasion and there has not been any major improvement for the player in the last few weeks.

Indeed, he’s only played 36 minutes so far and finds himself is a ‘very delicate situation’ that does not appear likely to improve in the coming weeks either.

This ‘ostracism’ appears to rule out a permanent move in the summer, with Sevilla unlikely to activate the purchase clause they have in his loan unless there is a major upswing.

That’s bad news for Hannibal, who appears to have wasted his chance to make an impression and chosen poorly when he picked Sevilla over Everton in January.