Over the past few seasons, Tottenham Hotspur have done the majority of their transfer business in the summer market.
The January transfer window has mostly seen players go the other way, with unwanted players shipped out or younger prospects sent on loan for further experience.
Bringing new faces into a squad at this time of year is undoubtedly a tricky prospect. With most clubs similarly keen to enhance their squad, there are only so many gems available.
Even then, luring star players away in the middle of the season can hinge on several factors—league position, whether they are cup tied or not, available funds, etc.
For Tottenham, the biggest January signing over the last few years was that of Steven Pienaar from Everton, a move that ultimately did not work out.
Mostly the club has brought in experienced campaigners on short term deals—Eidur Gudjohnsen, Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen—whose contributions were minimal at best.
The last two seasons saw Spurs struggle to push on and fulfill their ambitions after winter. While it was not down solely to their failure to improve their squad, that certainly had an effect.
As Andre Villas-Boas prepares for his first January at White Hart Lane, what is potentially on the horizon in regards to his spending?
Have a look at my predictions, then have your say: Who do you think the Tottenham manager should (and maybe will) go after? And do you think anybody within the squad should be moved on as we head into 2013?