Thursday 8 December 2016

Manchester United splurged £10m on agents' fees in just five months

Liverpool and Manchester City are also among the league's biggest spenders

Mark Critchley

Published 23/04/2016 | 13:20

Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United spent over £10million on fees to agents and intermediaries earlier this season, significantly more than any other Premier League club.

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The amount was revealed after the Football Association disclosed how much each top-flight club paid to third parties between 1 October 2015 and 1 February 2016.

Liverpool are the second-highest spenders, though the Merseyside club's total falls some way behind that of their Old Trafford rivals.

Manchester City are the third-highest spenders, shelling out just under £6million. There is then something of a gap, with the three aforementioned north-west sides spending much more than their Premier League counterparts.

Surprisingly, relegated Aston Villa sneak into the top-four and Arsenal, often criticised for their frugality, find themselves in the bottom half of the table.

Everton are the league’s lowest spenders, paying £471,400.

Premier League agent fees

20. Everton = £471,400

19. Swansea City = £491,000

18. Newcastle United = £538,107

17. Sunderland = £733,894

16. Watford  = £782,494

15. Southampton = £799,750

14. Leicester City = £936,004

13. Norwich City = £1,183,890

11. Arsenal = £1,451,647

10. Bournemouth = £1,638,571

9. West Bromwich Albion = £1,700,127

8. Stoke = £1,748,093

7. Chelsea = £2,214,227

6. Tottenham Hotspur = £2,562,853

5. West Ham = £2,691,331

4. Aston Villa = £3,135,483

3. Manchester City = £5,880,098

2. Liverpool = £6,672,713

1. Manchester United = £10,023,318

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