Harry Redknapp might be long gone but Spurs still remain the team to watch on Deadline Day as their annual last-minute desperation dash for players continued in the summer of 2015.
Victor Wanyama, Saido Berahino and Cheikhou Kouyate (pictured from left to right) were all subject to interest from manager Mauricio Pochettino on the very last day of the transfer market, despite having the whole of July and August to get transfer deals concluded since the market opened, as well as the whole of June when the 2014/15 season ended in late May.
In the meantime, whilst Tottenham were haggling over pennies for the aforementioned, their current squad was suffering from the reckless spending in 2013/14 season which saw three players bought on the final week of the transfer window, and the subsequent negligence of the 2014/15 which featured a lack of investment.
A big feature in those seasons was confusion over the correct positioning of players, not properly identifying problem areas, as well as a lack of cohesiveness, perhaps blameable on signing players late in the transfer window. This led to many players not completing pre-season with their new club and ultimately having to adapt to their new surroundings whilst playing two games a week - not an ideal situation.
From Tottenham's 2015/16 dealings, they have at least had a go at fixing the many issues they have. Spurs conceded a massive 53 goals last season therefore it makes sense that three of their five signings were defenders. That said, only Toby Alderweireld will be a regular.
The other two signings were forwards (Clinton N'Jie and Son Heung-Min) who were both signed after the season had started. This was much needed after Harry Kane, the only player capable of scoring 15+ goals, started the new season in terrible form. However, 22-year-old N'Jie has never been a regular in his career which has only yielded scored seven goals, whilst Heung-Min is primarily a winger whose highest goal tally is 12 goals.
Nevertheless they will have to do without and as Spurs are already playing catch-up after claiming only three points out of an available 12, the North London club look on course to repeat that unwanted feat for a third successive year and continue to build on their reputation as the Premier League's biggest nearly men.