This summer, Tottenham became the first Premier League club ever to fail to make a single new signing in the transfer window.
However, this may be a blessing in disguise, because, as football fans know, not every big money buy fulfils his true potentials.
We take a look at five Tottenham signings who never realised their full potential in a white shirt in recent years.
The man from Iceland, now of Everton, Gyfli Sigurdsson never quite managed to perform consistently during his time for the Lilywhites.
On the 4th of July 2012, Gylfi joined Tottenham from Hoffenheim after impressing during a successful season on loan at Swansea City.
In his 18 league games for the Swans, Sigurdsson managed to clock up an impressive seven goals and four assists from an attacking midfield position.
The superb range of passing, gliding around the pitch, his deadly free kicks, Spurs were promised it all after his £8.8m signing.
Unfortunately, the White Hart Lane faithful only saw the Icelandic’s talent in flashes, as he was unable to really make the playmaker position his own.
Perhaps his most memorable games in a Spurs shirt were against Norwich in 2013, where he scored a brace in a 2-0 win, and versus Hull City where he scored an outrageous piledriver from outside the box.
Sigurdsson managed 83 games in his two seasons at Tottenham, scoring 13 goals.
In July 2014, Tottenham announced that Gylfi would be re-joining Swansea City, with Ben Davies moving the other way.
Sigurdsson later made a big money switch to Everton for a fee of around £50m.
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