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The 21 deals Newcastle United paid agents fees of £7.4m on in last year

4 years ago

Earlier today (Tuesday) it was revealed that Newcastle United had paid a remarkable £7,409,760 in agents fees/to intermediaries in a 12 month period which included the last two transfer windows.

The period the figures were released for was 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018.

These two transfer windows were after Newcastle United’s promotion back to the Premier League.

All intermediary and agents’ fees paid by clubs during the period 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018 via the FA’s clearing account:

In a separate document issued by the FA, they list all the deals for each club, where that club used (and presumably paid!) an agent to do work for them.

The vast majority are when players are brought in but clubs also use/pay agents to help facilitate outgoing deals as well, plus giving existing players new contracts.

Listed below are all 21 times Newcastle used agents in that 12 month period.

The 21 times agents were used by Newcastle United included:

Five of the senior signings last summer – Lejeune, Merino, Manquillo, Lejeune and Murphy.

The exception is Christian Atsu, although the use/payment of an agent by NUFC for the winger was including last year, when he arrived on the initial loan in August 2016.

All three January 2018 loan signings are listed – Dubravka, Kenedy and Slimani.

When current NUFC players agreed new contracts – Lascelles and Dummett.

Outgoing – The loan of Henri Saivet out to Turkey in January also shows an agent used by NUFC.

Young players signed – Bartlett, Yarney etc.

Information released by the FA:

Intermediary Transactions 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018

The information below represents all Transactions involving Clubs where an Intermediary was used from 1st February 2017 to 31st January 2018.

This information has been made publicly available in accordance with the requirements of the FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries and The FA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries’

Sadly, the clubs have no obligation to reveal how much was actually spent on each deal – so no idea of what cash was spent on each deal/transaction.


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