Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, we think that when Jose Mourinho says you are champions, then it is most certainly the case.
Mourinho noted earlier this week that North London side Tottenham were the champions of the transfer window – and we have to agree.
Yes, as some of our more negative punters note, they did sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, but they got a pretty penny for him, and not only that, but they managed to bring in a host of exciting talents including the likes of Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen and also Paulinho.
These new arrivals have become more exciting to our punters than any two for one shot offer that we provide here in the tavern, but as our landlord points out, with all those new arrivals, it could well mean some unhappy faces if current players miss out on the starting line up.
Given the emergency loan window opened on the 10th of September, this has given our punters some time to consider the Spurs players that could be making their way down to the Football League on loan. Andre Villas-Boas has a host of talent at his disposal and knows that for his younger players to develop, they need to be playing regular first team football.
That is, given the amount of players in his squad now, something that he may not be able to provide, and a loan to the Championship for the season could be key.
There are also the more senior players who have struggled to break into the side this term and a loan move could well restore harmony to the first team dressing room (if they have not already been banished). With that in mind, here are five players who could well be set for an emergency loan move from White Hart Lane.