Of the 14 signings, only Ki Sung-Yueng, Vito Mannone, Emanuele Giaccherini and Jozy Altidore have made claims for regular first-team football.
Gus Poyet: “What I think it is it important to stress, is that we will not bring in players for the sake of it.
“I promise you that.
“We are not going to get in someone just because we think they might come in useful at some stage.
“Whoever comes in, there have to be clear reasons for him coming in.
“I have brought in Marcos Alonso in for a reason – to improve and change the way we play, to give us an option I felt we needed.
“And it will be the same for anyone else who comes in – they will have a clear and obvious purpose.
“I think it is important that I will not be bringing in players for the sake of it, and I don’t mind repeating that, he said.
“We are clear in terms of what we want to do; how far we can go, and we understand that if it is not possible, then it is no problem, we move on.
“I’m the one who is in charge of who we bring in or don’t – I get the say – and I’m happy about that.
“But we are looking at bringing players in, and anything can happen at any moment.
“We have identified our targets, worked hard on them, and now we just have to wait and see.
“I think though that the market is ready to move now, not a great deal has happened so far.”