On winter deadline day, Tottenham Hotspur’s Alejo Véliz joined Sevilla on a loan deal, and had to wait until the weekend to make his debut for the Spanish club.

The striker came off the bench in the 86th minute, in the La Liga side’s 0-0 draw against Valencia at Mestalla.

After the tie, the Tottenham man has provided a positive update on his fitness, relayed by El Desmarque.  A knee injury forced the 20-year-old to miss two games for the club, before making himself available against Valencia.

On concerns about the injury, he said: “The truth is that I feel very good. When I arrived, I knew it hurt a little, but I arrived very well. I was already training on the field and everything and, after three or four days, I integrated with the team.”

The Argentine U20 international left Rosario Central for Tottenham last summer but didn’t enjoy regular game time under Ange Postecoglou. He was restricted to 42 minutes of action from eight games for Spurs.

Earlier this month, Véliz revealed that he had an opportunity to join Sevilla before arriving at Tottenham.

The South American is pleased to have made his debut for Sevilla and is hopeful he can play regularly until the end of this season.

“From the minute I arrived here, in Seville, it was what I was waiting for, what I wanted. Thank God, today I was able to debut with this beautiful shirt,” Véliz explained.

Sevilla manager Quique Sánchez Flores has also backed the Tottenham man to shine for the La Liga side.

“He has a lot of desire, he’s powerful, he comes from a club in Argentina where they are pure fire, and I think he’s going to give us a lot. We are going to have a lot of faith in him,” Flores added.