And that’s all she wrote. The transfer window is shut. Tottenham Hotspur did not find themselves a new striker.
According to Jason Burt of the Telegraph, a last-ditch attempt to bring in a surprise option fell through as they simply ran out of time to force any deal through.
It’s believed that Spurs made an attempt to bring in Guangzhou R&F striker Eran Zahavi at the last hour.
Bit of a left-field one.. but Tottenham Hotspur have run out of time to complete the loan deal of Israeli international Eran Zahavi, top-scorer in the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou R&F. More on @TeleFootball
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) January 31, 2020
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho will continue with his current options after the club failed to secure any one of their several reported targets on Deadline Day.
It means they will have to call upon Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura and teenager Troy Parrot for centre-forward options.
China appeared to be the go-to on the final day of the transfer window with Manchester United poaching Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo from their grasp before this last-minute attempt on Zahavi.
The 32-year-old has been at Guangzhou since 2016, where he has netted 99 goals in 110 matches – a prolific record.
As Burt says, it was a very ‘left-field’ attempt, and the likes of Daniel Levy and Steve Hitchen only have themselves to blame, once again.