While Wolves and Fulham, who were promoted from the Sky Bet Championship alongside the Bluebirds, have spent more than £150m between them, Warnock believes Cardiff have been mindful of the future with their new additions. Champion Manchester City had already signed winger Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds from Leicester. Manchester United signed midfielder Fred, defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant last month, but manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated in his efforts to further strengthen.
However, a move did not materialise and Mourinho must now work with the same central defensive setup as he did last season. "That is my experience at Barcelona and Bayern Munich".
'I am not confident, ' Mourinho (below) said of United's chance of new signings yesterday morning.
"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".
However, Liverpool did their business early and are not expected to be busy on deadline day after recruiting Brazilian global Alisson Becker for a short-lived world record 72.5 million euro fee for a goalkeeper and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
"Have the European clubs been holding back, almost, and waiting for the Premier League window to close?"
"Naby Keita, I believe he will be a massive player, same with Fabinho, and Shaqiri will be a great signing too".
Whilst Premier League and EFL clubs won't be able to buy players past their 5pm deadline on Thursday, they will still be prone to having their players whisked away to foreign climes.
Wolves could also build on an impressive summer of dealing on their return to the top flight with a deal for Belgian worldwide Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht.