Liverpool top list of fees paid to agents as Premier League clubs spend more than £260million in total
Liverpool spent almost £17million more on agents’ fees than any other Premier League club in the period from February 2018 to January 2019
In the latest figures released by the Football Association, it has been confirmed the Reds paid an astonishing £43.8million to agents.
Chelsea were the second highest spending club on £26.9million while these figures dwarf the fees paid by the likes of Burnley, Cardiff and Huddersfield.
The amount spent on agents by Premier League clubs has surged from over £200million the previous year to more than £260million.
Liverpool were also the club who spent the most in that previous year – £26.7million.
Net total paid to agents by each club
*Figures cover period from February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019
- AFC Bournemouth – £10,295,433
- Arsenal – £11,181,730
- Brighton – £6,859,429
- Burnley – £3,975,928
- Cardiff City – £2,802,375
- Chelsea – £26,850,552
- Crystal Palace – £6,976,425
- Everton – £19,116,370
- Fulham – £8,234,360
- Huddersfield – £5,023,807
- Leicester City – £12,720,618
- Liverpool – £43,795,863
- Manchester City – £24,122,753
- Manchester United – £20,759,350
- Newcastle United – £8,868,027
- Southampton – £6,151,107
- Tottenham – £11,141,255
- Watford -£10,894,179
- West Ham – £14,414,845
- Wolves – £6,479,714
- Total – £260,664,118
The Daily Mail report that the Premier League and Football Association want to introduce new rules on agents from next season.
They want to stop them being paid by both the club and player in a single transfer.
The issue is understood to be on the agenda for Friday’s Premier League shareholders meeting.
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The Premier League are thought to want a ‘player pays’ policy by the start of next season, despite opposition from the agents.
FIFA are looking at a ‘hybrid’ regulation for agents. This would mean only the player would pay the agent, who would receive a capped total of around five per cent on the share of the contract.
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