It's hard not to agree with that way of thinking. Anyone who expects a royal spend up this window is destined to be very disappointed!!
One little bit of ITK however, that seems to tick the 'believable' box, is in reference to Lewis Holtby...
The German international has become something of a fans favourite in his 12 months at the Lane - more so for his willingness and passion, rather than any outstanding performances.
In fairness to the boy, his opportunities have been limited. Villas-Boas didn't seem to have a clue where to play him and I'm not convinced he fits Tim Sherwood's 442.
Holtby is a team player. He says all the right things and it's impossible not to like his attitude. It's with a heavy heart then, that I've come to the conclusion, he's just not good enough. Certainly not right now, for a Spurs midfield over flowing with 'that type' of player.
Aston Villa are believed to be keen to take him this month, and should there be any truth in the rumour, it's difficult to see Spurs standing in his way.
Sherwood's wish to recall Tom Carroll from QPR makes a deal for the German even more likely.
The ITK was in reference to a loan deal, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was something more permanent.
Villa look to be crying out for an attacking midfielder in the Holtby mould...
We will see.