Having arrived at Tottenham Hotspur last summer, Alejo Véliz wasn’t able to enjoy regular game time under Ange Postecoglou.

Tottenham let the striker join Sevilla on a loan deal in the winter market and his situation hasn’t improved at the La Liga side so far.

Sevilla director Víctor Orta also signed Hannibal Mejbri on loan from Manchester United and like Véliz, he hasn’t been offered regular opportunities at the Andalusian club.

Diario de Sevilla say the 20-year-old Tottenham man has dropped down the pecking order after Dodi Lukébakio returned from an injury earlier this month.

The Argentina U20 international has been restricted to 23 minutes from three games and Hannibal has clocked in 89 minutes from four matches at Sevilla. Véliz’s situation could worry the north London club.

After recovering from an injury, Lukébakio took 10 minutes to score against UD Almería. Quique Sánchez Flores has mainly used a 3-5-2 formation and this favours the Belgian, who has replaced Youssef En-Nesyri in the last two games.

This has not pleased the Moroccan and apart from that, it has also impacted the Spurs man, who was left out of the squad against Celta Vigo last weekend.

Diario de Sevilla state Véliz has been an ‘absolute failure’ for Orta and his decision to bet on him and Mejbri has clearly not worked out for Sevilla, the players, or their parent clubs.

Tottenham and Manchester United are likely to furious with the situation, but should have known Sevilla were in something of a mess and don’t have a great record with loans.