In contrast to most summers, Tottenham are seriously lagging behind their Premier League rivals in the transfer market.
What a difference a year makes.
After being one of the most active teams in the English top flight last summer when it comes to transfers, Tottenham are now the only Premier League side yet to sign a player since the transfer window opened.
QPR's signing of Rio Ferdinand meant that all 19 other Premier League sides have signed at least one player since the season ended in May.
It is a dangerous tactic being employed by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, especially considering all of the sides above and below the North Londoners in the 2013-14 Premier League standings are adding more than one player in their race to either remain in or get closer to the top four.
Many will point to the fact to the fact that if a couple more Spurs players come good from last year's batch, they will feel like new signings.
But last season emphasised that there are plenty of areas that need attention, and few others are standing still.
Manchester City haven't rested on their laurels, despite winning the League they have invested in midfield and goalkeeping reinforcements.
Liverpool have already been nearly as active as Tottenham were last year, adding several and in the market for more as they look to both replace talisman Luis Suarez, and go one better than their runners up spot in the new campaign.
Spurs' London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have both added in quality to sides already comfortably in the top four, while Manchester United have given new boss Louis van Gaal a couple of big money signings already, as well as a war chest still relatively untouched if you believe the newspapers.
Arguably Everton's signing of Gareth Barry isn't adding to what they had at their disposal last year, but it is still the addition of a player proven to make them a better team. Even Newcastle have made some impressive signings and could fancy gatecrashing the top eight if said new arrivals quickly gel.
So where does this leave Spurs?
Well, they are rumoured to be in negotiations with Swansea City over the transfer of young left back Ben Davies - an area many feel needs to be improved, while centre back, goalkeeper and forward additions all wouldn't go amiss.
Media sources are stating that due to the size of the Spurs squad, there will have to be some outgoings before there can be some incomings, but does this mean Mauricio Pochettino may miss out on the talent that is available now?
Only time will tell, but at the moment, Spurs haven't spent a penny more than they've brought in over the last two years - whether it's lack of ambition or sound business sense with a stadium being built, we'll have to wait and see.