FORMER Arsenal starlet Jeff Reine-Adelaide was denied a loan move to Sevilla over fitness concerns – with the Spanish club recalling Anthony Martial's disastrous six-month stay.
Sevilla reached an agreement with Lyon for a loan deal with an option to buy for £10.5million.
Reine-Adelaide, 25, even under went medical tests, but the results raised concerns for relegation-threatened Sevilla.
According to L'Equipe, medical staff detected a lack of pace during the tests.
The midfielder had only recently recovered from a knee injury, and is said to have needed another few weeks to get back up to full match fitness.
Marca report that Sevilla were keen to avoid a repeat of Manchester United star Martial's loan, which saw the only highly-rated player pick up three injuries.
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The Spaniards did not want a serious injury from Reine-Adelaide's past to creep back up in such a crucial time.
The six-time Europa League winners are sat 15th in LaLiga after 18 games – one point above the drop zone.
Sevilla secured a 1-0 win in their last outing against relegation rivals Cadiz.
Former Barcelona ace Ivan Rakitic held his nerve to convert a late penalty.
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Reine-Adelaide will now return to Lyon and assess his options.
The former Arsenal star has only featured 14 times this season, one of those being a start.
The Frenchman has also failed to register a goal or an assist.
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