In stark contrast to the heavy spending spree embarked upon by former manager Andre Villas-Boas last summer, new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino chose to be far more calculated in the transfer market this time around, making a number of shrewd, unheralded moves.
Defenders Eric Dier, Federico Fazio and Ben Davies arrived as well as midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, with Pochettino continuing to do what he did at Espanyol and Southampton - focus on developing young players into the way he wants them to play.
Left back Davies, 21, impressed for Swansea City last season before completing a £10m move to White Hart Lane this summer, with the Welsh international strongly tipped to solve Tottenham's left back woes from recent seasons. However, his addition seems to have spurred Danny Rose on, and he has made the position his own - limiting Davies to just 18 minutes of Premier League action so far this season.
Davies has started three Europa League games, and ahead of Wales' clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Davies says that he believes the move to Spurs is improving him as a player - and he will fight for the right to play at left back, just as he did with Neil Taylor at Swansea.
"It is a difficult situation, because you want to play as many games as you can. But I think as a player once you become comfortable sometimes it is time to look for that next challenge," said Davies. "I feel training with the players Spurs have every day is definitely helping me. When I get a chance to show that on the pitch I will.
"Playing in the Europa League stands you in good stead to play in these European qualifiers. I think I am ready – I am still playing 90 minutes a week. I am happy with my performances. I am constantly working as hard as I can to make that left-back spot my own. I did that at Swansea and have to do it again," he added.