Valencia have allowed Sofiane Feghouli to join Primera Liga strugglers Almeria on loan.
The deal will see the promising French midfielder see out the 2010/11 campaign at Estadio del Mediterraneo.
The 21-year-old linked up with Valencia in May 2010, arriving from Grenoble, but has seen first-team opportunities severely restricted.
As a result, the intention is for him to get some much-needed minutes under his belt with Almeria.
"Feghouli arrives from Valencia and is on loan at Almeria until the end of the season," read a statement on Almeria's official website.
"Feghouli is a player with a huge future and one of France's most exciting footballers that has played in the [Spanish] league, Copa del Rey and Champions League with Valencia.
"He is an offensive player that plays on the right flank although he can play in other attacking positions."