Breakdown of £115m paid to agents by Newcastle, Sunderland and rest of Premier League
What did Newcastle, Sunderland and the rest of the Premier League clubs pay out to agents in the last year?
The answer is a staggering and horrific total of over £115m between the twenty current Premier League clubs.
This is the breakdown (in order) of what every Premier League club spent between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2014 – the amounts shown also include payments made by clubs on behalf of players – the exact overall total being £115,261,136.
£12,811,946 Manchester City
£7,975,556 Manchester United
£6,380,339 West Ham
£3,986,850 Stoke City
£3,876,250 Newcastle United
£3,493,746 West Brom
£2,577,866 Aston Villa
£2,459,010 Hull City
£2,200,797 Crystal Palace
£1,608,418 Leicester City
While there is clearly a connection between the overall transfer spend and how much is paid to agents it isn’t always the case.
In the year when Newcastle spent the money in January 2013 on five players,the agents fees were far higher than these new figures just released, even though more was spent on transfer fees this time.
Also, Sunderland’s spend on agents is around £1.5m higher but their transfer spend was lower.
Whatever the truth, what a waste of money!
Figures were taken from the excellent Sporting Intelligence financial website (clubs have to provide this information, they don’t choose to do it!).
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