Agents rake in the money from Premier League clubs

Barclays Premier League clubs have revealed they spent 70.7million pounds on agents' fees last season, reports the Daily Mail.
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Barclays Premier League clubs have revealed they spent 70.7million pounds on agents' fees last season, reports the Daily Mail.

Manchester City were by far the biggest spenders, shelling out almost £13m during dates covering last winter and the recently closed summer transfer window.

Manchester City £12,874,283

Chelsea £9,562,223

Liverpool £6,657,305

Tottenham Hotspur £6,066,935

Wigan Athletic £5,527,548

Arsenal £4,760,241

West Ham United £3,576,972

Portsmouth £3,184,725

Bolton Wanderers £3,166,611

Everton £2,008,407

Sunderland £2,007,040

Aston Villa £1,708,374

Hull City £1,599,188

Manchester United £1,517,393

Blackburn Rovers £1,610,885

Fulham £1,469,258

Wolverhampton £1,235,703

Birmingham City £974,982

Stoke City £716,042

Burnley £468,398

Total: £70,692,513 (across 803 transactions)

The figures regard payments to agents for the period October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.

The FA welcomed the publication.

A spokesman said: 'We are pleased that, through these new requirements, clubs are bringing greater transparency to the domestic transfer market.

"For the first time, there will be a game-wide picture of the level of spending on agents.

"The leagues and other key stakeholders have been fully supportive, following the example set by the Football League with its publication of Agents' Fees over the last few years."

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