Date: 18th June 2019 at 9:59pm
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Spurs welcomed Brazilian Lucas Moura on the final day of the January transfer window in 2018.

Since then, the club have finished in the top four twice and reached a Champions League final despite not signing a single player.

Between then and now, Manchester City have spent over £75million, Liverpool £163m, and Manchester United around £90m.

It’s crazy that the north London club have been able to compete given their hands have been tied due to the £1billion stadium move.

It is even more ludicrous when you look at the various events that have happened since Spurs last put pen to paper and made a signing.

Man City have won two league titles and a total of six domestic trophies since Lucas joined Spurs.

Meanwhile, on the day Spurs completed their last deal, January 31 2018, Liverpool were already 18 points off Man City in the not-so-thrilling race for the title which looked to be over with more than three months of the season still to play.

However, quite incredibly the Reds have not lost a game at Anfield in all of that time as their last defeat came in April 2017 against Crystal Palace.

It is the second most amount of games a side has gone unbeaten at home in the Premier League, only trumped by Chelsea’s unbelievable streak between 2004 and 2008.

Other notable happenings since January 2018 include Mo Salah winning two golden boots – one outright and the other shared with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane.

On the continent, Zinedine Zidane has had a busy time during Spurs’ baron transfer spell.

Since January of last year Zidane managed to win a third successive Champions League with Real Madrid, resign from the job, spend seven months out of the game, and then make a shocking return to the club.

In international football, England have reached two tournament semi-finals – World Cup and Nations League – since Daniel Levy last decided to spend any money whatsoever.

Perhaps one of the most incredible statistics is that, according to Who Scored, Lionel Messi has scored 68 goals for Barcelona in the season and a half since Moura began his Spurs career – quite remarkable.

It appears the period of Spurs being a club that spends absolutely no money is set to come to an end, with Telefoot reporting that Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is interested in a move to the Champions League finalists.

This will be music to the ears of Spurs fans who have been deprived of new signings in a way very few top clubs have before.

 
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