Harry Redknapp’s long awaited court case starts today and while it may not be right at this stage to comment on the possible implications for Spurs, it could yet hamper any transfer activity into White Hart Lane. Although as we’ve seen before, the manager doesn’t necessarily have to be present for any deals to be concluded, this could be seen as a sign to expect a quiet end to January.
Up to now, this has probably been the most subdued winter transfer window since the rules were changed as clubs seem to rely on doing all their business in the summer. That could change of course as we head into the final day but the reduction in rumour and idle gossip in the sports press is telling.
Last year, Spurs had a quiet January by their standards with just Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo arriving and this year to date, we have tied up Yago Falque on loan.
The question is, as it has been before is this, do we need any signings between now and Tuesday the 31st?