Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign a new player for the second consecutive window.
Lilywhites supporters were left disappointed as weeks of speculation and links to players across Europe and beyond amounted to no action on Thursday.
Mauricio Pochettino had previously hinted (Goal) that he didn’t expect the club to do any business, but many clung to the idea of a surprise acquisition given injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Spurs became linked with a shock loan move for Michy Batshuayi as the 11pm deadline approached (The Mirror), but the Chelsea striker has now joined Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season.
With no new faces, Pochettino now surely faces an uphill task catching Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
A summer to remember?
The fact that Tottenham have now spent nothing in the last two transfer windows could mean that Daniel Levy is ready to get busy this summer.
There is surely no way Spurs will stand still for a third straight window.
The north Londoners can give the fans reason to be hopeful ahead of the 2019/2020 by making a couple of marquee signings to go along with their transition into the new stadium.
The other big clubs in the Premier League will no doubt be spending big to try and gain an advantage going into the new season.
Spurs have done so well competing this season in the Premier League but have again fallen short in the cups – with no trophies since 2008 (admittedly the Champions League is still on), something drastic needs to happen.