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Tottenham Hotspur January transfer window summary: quietest deadline day ever


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It’s over! The January transfer window has slammed shut, and Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer business can more or less be summed up in this animated .gif.

In what was one of the quietest transfer windows in recent memory, Spurs concluded its business today in the easiest possible manner: by not doing virtually no business at all.

The biggest story of the transfer deadline day, and it wasn’t very big, was that Spurs apparently rejected a loan offer from Galatasaray for Vincent Janssen. There were also murmurings that Spurs miiiiight have been interested in Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez, but that was quickly shot down.

It’s not a complete surprise. Mauricio Pochettino said from the beginning that he was happy with his team and that he didn’t expect to sign anyone in this window. True to form, Spurs are rolling with, essentially, the same team with which they started the season. With one major exception: the heart and soul of the team and the best player ever to suit up for Tottenham Hotspur, Tom Carroll, has taken his ball and moved to Wales. It’s no wonder we didn’t beat Sunderland today.

Meanwhile, Spurs did add one player to their development squad when they signed 15-year old Finnish midfielder Maximus Tainio, son of former Tottenham player and cult hero Teemu Tainio.

There’s not a whole lot to summarize in this window, but let’s go ahead and do it anyway.


Tom Carroll — Swansea City (£4.5m)

Luke Amos — Southend United (loan)

Anton Walkes — Atlanta United (loan)


Maximus Tainio — fee undisclosed