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Premier League clubs spent an eye-watering £115 MILLION on payments to agents in relation to deals that happened between the first of october 2013 and 30th of September 2014 according to official figures.

Four clubs spent eight-figure sums each, with Chelsea spending more than anyone - £16,7771,328 - followed by Liverpool on £14,308,444, Manchester City on £12,811,946 and Tottenham on £10,983,011.

Burnley spent the least on agents, with £711,024, and then Leicester City on £1,608,418. Crystal Palace, Hull, Aston VIlla and Southampton all spent less than £3m. The accompanying table shows the payments made by each Premier League club to agents.

 

The amounts shown include payments made by clubs on behalf of players. The Premier League has been publishing agents' fees in the name of transparency since the 2009-10 season onwards. The figures give an insight into the considerable sums that middle-men take out of the game for brokering deals.

Chelsea may well argue that paying agents helped them to a stellar transfer window in which they signed stars including Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas - and still made a small profit on their dealings! (Before agents' fees).

Liverpool spent £117m on players including the Southampton trio of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert. Liverpool, like Manchester City, also bought a player with third-party ownership issues that needed to be resolved and inevitably needed to pay fees to help sort that out. Lazar Markovic was the player in question for Liverpool.

At Manchester City, it was Eliaquim Mangala, who cost the club around £40m to three third-party owners (contrary to the widely reported but erroneous figure of £32m). Mangala's agent in that deal was 'super agent' Jorge Mendes. Mendes has traded players worth more than £1 billion in his career - and pocketed fees of £100m-plus in commissions - including from several Premier League clubs for deals included in these figures.


Fees paid to agents by Clubs to facilitate the outward transfer of Player Registrations. Player Registrations (transactions) include:

• Domestic permanent transfers.
• International permanent transfers.
• Domestic temporary transfers (loans).
• International temporary transfers (loans).
• Extension of existing Player Contracts.
• First professional registration.
• Free transfers.

You can compare each years agent fees from 2008  in the Agent Fee comparison table from The Agent Fee Table in the Site Menu above