Premier League clubs INCREASE spending on agents' fees by £9m in past year


Pandemic, what pandemic?! Premier League clubs splash out £272MILLION on agents’ fees, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United the top spenders… while West Brom and Burnley pay the least

  • Premier League increased their spending on agents’ fees by £9m in the last year
  • Chelsea were the biggest Premier League spenders on agents’ fees with £35m
  • Premier League champions-elect Manchester City were next highest on £30m
  • In total, Premier League clubs spent £272,220,223 on such fees – a £9m increase

Premier League clubs have increased their spending on agents’ fees by £9million in the last 12 months, despite the coronavirus pandemic causing devastating financial damage to top-flight clubs.

Chelsea were the biggest Premier League spenders on agents’ fees in the 12 months to the start of February 2021, new data released by the Football Association shows.

The Blues embarked on a huge spending spree last summer to bring in the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell among others and spent £35,247,822 on agents’ fees.

Premier League clubs increased their spending on agents' fees by £9m in the last 12 months with Chelsea having spent the most

Premier League clubs increased their spending on agents’ fees by £9m in the last 12 months with Chelsea having spent the most

Manchester City were the next highest spenders with £30m as top-flight clubs spent £272m

Manchester City were the next highest spenders with £30m as top-flight clubs spent £272m

Premier League champions-elect Manchester City were the next highest spenders with £30,174,615, while their neighbours Manchester United spent slightly less – £29,801,555.

The lowest top-flight spenders on agents’ fees were West Brom, whose outlay was £4,222,059.

In total, Premier League clubs spent £272,220,223 on such fees between February 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021, despite clubs suffering major losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Man United spent slightly less - £29,801,555 with West Brom the lowest top-flight spenders

Man United spent slightly less – £29,801,555 with West Brom the lowest top-flight spenders

The huge outlay comes despite clubs suffering major losses due to the coronavirus pandemic

The huge outlay comes despite clubs suffering major losses due to the coronavirus pandemic

The total was actually higher than the amount spent by top-flight sides between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020, when the figure was £263,368,860.

Spending on agents’ fees was down by more than £9million in the Championship compared to the previous 12 months.

Second-tier clubs spent £40,753,529 in total, with Norwich spending the most – £6,827,037.

Spending on agents was also slightly down in Leagues One and Two compared to the previous 12 months.

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