Tottenham have confirmed that attacking midfielder Yago Falque has joined Segunda Liga side Almeria on loan until the end of the season.
Almeria are currently second in the league, some 11 points behind runaway leaders Elche, and are hoping that the arrival of the Spanish midfielder will help the club seal promotion back to the top flight.
The 23-year-old has made 11 appearances for Tottenham since moving to the club on a permanent deal from Juventus last January after originally moving to White Hart Lane on a season-long loan deal.
Falque impressed the Spurs management and this season has featured in the Capital One Cup and in Europa League games, while he also made his Premier League debut in December when he appeared as a substitute against Everton.
Tottenham have the likes of Moussa Dembele, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Clint Dempsey competing for spot in midfield and it seemed unlikely that Falque would have been able to find regular first team football this season.
During his time at Tottenham he did go out on loan to Southampton but was only able to make one appearance and was unable to contribute as the Nigel Adkins led side gained promotion to the Premier League.
Falque will now return to his homeland where he previously represented Barcelona B and Villarreal B during a loan spell from Juventus.
He came through the famous La Masia academy at Barcelona but was unable to force his way into the first team and played just one game for the B team before moving to Italy in 2008.
Meanwhile Tottenham managed to progress in the FA Youth Cup after defeating West Ham 5-2 thanks to goals from Roman Michael-Percil , Shaquille Coulthirst, Grant Ward and two from winger James McEvoy.
The Spurs youth side has been excelling this season, qualifying for the knockout stages of the NextGen series and impressing in the inaugural season of the Under-21 Premier League.