Now we are officially less than a week away from the reopening of the transfer market for business once again.
Although the summer window does not seem to have closed long ago, Jose Mourinho and his fellow Premier League managers will soon be able to join their squads. Owing to a shortage of available players and eye-watering fees, January is a famously challenging market to invest in, explaining why Tottenham so rarely tried to bring in new additions under Mauricio Pochettino at the turn of the year.
With Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn joining the Lilywhites from Benfica and PSV respectively last January, Mourinho strengthened his ranks, and all eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to see what the 57-year-old is doing on the market this time.
All Tottenham fans would like new additions to come in next month at the club, but it is the worst-case scenario if no signings are made before the deadline.
If that is the case, hopefully, after their seven acquisitions in the summer, it would be Spurs opting against signing players rather than seeking to sign but not agreeing on a transfer fee, which will certainly not go down well with Mourinho if he wants to add to his squad to give them a boost ahead of the final few months.
The Lilywhites very rarely appear to work in the winter market, aside from last January when the boss signed Gedson and Bergwijn, as there are not many players available and prices are still extremely high.