Manchester City and Liverpool paid more money to agents between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012 than any other Premier League club, an official statement has revealed.
|CLUB||TOTAL SPENT ON AGENTS
(OCT ’11 – SEP ’12)
The publication of teams’ expenditure on player agent fees has shown that a total of £77,003,130 was spent during the 12-month period by top flight clubs.
Out of the 806 transactions made during the period, City were the highest spenders on agents, accumulating a total expenditure of £10,537,982.
Liverpool spent the second most of any side with £8,600,444, whilst QPR, Tottenham and Chelsea respectively followed in the region of £6.5m – with Arsenal next in line with £5.5m
However, Manchester United were one of the lower spending clubs, with a total of £3,681,580, despite their capacity to spend on transfers. Southampton ranked lowest with just £646,106 spent.
The figures were released following an agreement in June 2008 that clubs would publish their total expenditure on player agents from the 2009-10 season onwards.