Aston Villa did not manage to complete one signing in the January transfer window.
Villa were linked with a host of players, as Remi Garde look to upgrade his squad at Villa Park.
However, the Claret and Blues did not manage to even complete one deal and Le Tissier believes that is because the board have simply accepted that they will be relegated this season.
"It's a massive negative sign," Le Tissier said of Villa's transfer business. "That tells me, they’re resigned to their fate. You’ve seen the likes of Newcastle and Norwich throwing some money around. Villa are saying we are preparing for life in the Championship."
Villa attempted to push through deals for the likes of Seydou Doumbia and Matheiu Debuchy, according to the Daily Mail, but they failed to capture either player.
As a result, Garde is now reportedly considering his future at the Midlands club (Daily Mail), as he was expecting to be backed in the transfer window.
Villa are currently 10 points away from safety, and only a miraculous escape would see them avoid the drop this season.
Garde’s men’s next match comes against West Ham United at Upton later this evening.