Wednesday 29 March 2017

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
Manchester United

Mark Critchley

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

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