Liverpool pay most as spending on agents fees rises

Date published: Monday 30th November 2015 5:23

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Premier League clubs paid out nearly £130million to agents last year – a £15million increase on the year before.

Liverpool spent the most of any club, £14.3million, followed by Manchester United (£13.8m) and Manchester City (£12.4m) with the total reaching £129.86million for the year ending September 30. Chelsea and Arsenal both spent £11.9million while at the other end of the scale newcomers Watford spent £1.6million.

The total spent in the Championship was £26.1million, £3.2million in League One and just £1million in League Two.

Fees are not just paid to agents when transfers happen, but also when players sign new contracts.

During the period in question, there were 172 inbound transfers and loans in the Premier League, 542 new or improved contracts and 573 outbound transfers and loans – a total of 1,287 transactions, all of which could have led to an agent’s fee being paid.

The biggest payers in the Championship were Cardiff (£2.8m), Fulham (£2.7m), QPR and Reading (both £2.3m).

Further down the pyramid, League One club Bury and League Two’s Accrington Stanley Hartlepool did not pay anything at all in to agents.

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    Ian Watson
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    Premier League clubs paid out nearly £130million to agents last year – a £15million increase on the year before.

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    shanksy
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    We certainly have pissed a lot of money into the wind over the last few years. The shambolic transfer committee have a lot to answer for. Hopefully Jurgen will tell them to do one when it comes to choosing players.

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    nine nine nine
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    According to Ian Ayre there is and was no Transfer Comittee?

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    The thing is over the last couple of years we have probably made the most deals so it is no surprise that we have paid the most agent fees. The one I find strange is how Arsenal paid 12M in the last year one how many transfers?

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    Nine nine nine Yes, Ayre said that, but LFC fans don’t believe him. He’s also previously referred to transfers as ‘signing by committee’, a contradiction in terms there. Ayre is part of the committee, as was Brendan Rodgers, which for me, was a token gesture, as most of the time, he was outvoted by the other members. Rodgers supposedly asked them to go for Costa, Ashley Williams and Dele Alli. These are just some of the times his recommendations were knocked back by the committee. What’s ironic about it is, the committee was only set up after Rodgers refused to work with a Director of Football (Van Gaal and Johan Cruyff were the names in the frame). I get the feeling that Klopp will be a little more forceful with his suggestions, and make sure he has the last say

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