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Newcastle pay £8.6m agents fees and Sunderland pay more than other 23 League 1 clubs combined

8 months ago
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Wednesday has seen the total amount of agents fees paid by football clubs in England made public.

The decision was made a while ago by the authorities that all agents fees paid by top English clubs had to be made public in the need for transparency.

The period covers the last two transfer windows (Summer 2018 and January 2019) and represents all intermediary and agents’ fees paid by clubs during the specified period via the FA’s clearing account.

Remember, this is money paid to the middle men that is not just necessarily when buying players, plenty of clubs using agents to help sell players as well.

As well as the Premier League, the FA have also published details for the Championship, League One, League Two and even the National League.

Listed below are the official FA amounts for the Premier League and League One:

All intermediary and agents’ fees paid by Premier League clubs over the past year (Summer 2018 and January 2019 transfer windows):

As you can see, Newcastle United have spent a massive £8,868,027 in these past 12 months on agents fees.

NUFC are 12th highest spenders on agents fees despite being the 20th highest net spenders last summer on signings.

As for League One:

As you can see, League One only has a total of just over £5.5m paid in agents fees, although that is still a massive amount of money to leave the game.

Accrington Stanley are right at the bottom end with only £4,815 paid out, with Sunderland at the top with £2,873,033 laid out.

This was spent on 24 different players/transactions and indeed, Sunderland paid out more in agents fees than all of the other 23 League One clubs combined!

(The agents fees total also includes money paid out when ‘work’ is done in terms of negotiating new contracts for existing players)

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