Manchester United splurged £10m on agents' fees in just five months
Liverpool and Manchester City are also among the league's biggest spenders
Manchester United spent over £10million on fees to agents and intermediaries earlier this season, significantly more than any other Premier League club.
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
Independent News Service