Victor Wanyama’s Spurs made history by becoming the first English premier league club in history to not make any signings in a summer transfer window since it was introduced in 2003.
However, it is understandable given the fact that Spurs are currently building a new Sh108B stadium.
Meanwhile, Everton, Fulham and Leicester all made big-money signings as the earliest transfer deadline in Premier League history came to life late in the day.
However, the amount spent in the window by Premier League clubs fell for the first time in eight years, to £1.2bn. The deadline was moved from 31 August to the day before the Premier League season starts after a vote by clubs.
The deadline also applied to English Football League clubs – although they can still sign free agents and loan players until 31st of this month. The serie A window closes next week on Friday before the league starts.
Still on the transfer news, Jose Mourinho insists there is no unrest at Manchester United after the club failed to sign a central defender on Deadline Day.
United made an unsuccessful bid to sign Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid with just hours remaining in the window, while potential moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina failed to materialise.
Mourinho has been left frustrated by the club’s lack of transfer activity but speaking at a pre-match press conference the Portuguese insisted his squad is united ahead of the new season.