Top flight clubs have topped last year’s figures by almost £20m, with newly promoted Crystal Palace the only outfit to spend less than £1m on player representatives
Premier League clubs spent a record combined total of almost £97 million on agents fees from October 2012 to September 2013.
|PREMIER LEAGUE AGENTS FEES
|MONEY SPENT: OCT 2012-SEPT 2013
Chelsea were responsible for the biggest outlay, with significant activity following the return of manager Jose Mourinho taking their spend to a whopping £13,721,721.
Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool were the other major spenders, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side spending over £11m.
Newly-promoted Crystal Palace, who paid £869,531, are the only top-flight team to have spent less than £1m over the 12-month period despite making a number of signings since achieving promotion from the Championship.
The total spend of £96.67m represents a new high and an increase of almost £20m on last year’s corresponding figure.
Southampton, the surprise package of the season to date, were among the lowest spenders, paying just £2,184,412 to agents.
Premier League leaders Arsenal and reigning champions Manchester United posted relatively modest outgoings of £5,485,961 and £4,317,690 having made limited additions in the recent transfer window.