Premier League

Agent fees: FA release figures paid by Premier League & EFL clubs

Jude Summerfield
Man City top the spending charts despite only signing Jack Grealish last summer
Man City top the spending charts despite only signing Jack Grealish last summer / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages
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The Football Association has released figures of all cash payments made to intermediaries and agents by Premier League and English Football League sides.

The FA publish these payments and figures each season around the end of March in line with FIFA's Regulations on Working with Intermediaries.

The numbers show increased payments from some Premier League clubs, alongside some reductions.

Manchester City's spend on intermediaries has risen from £30.2m in 2021 to £35m this year, while Chelsea net spend has dropped from £35.2m to £28.2m in the same period.

Arsenal have increased their output by £2m, while north London rivals Tottenham have reduced their spending by a similar amount.

Liverpool and Manchester United's spending has remained largely the same in both years.

The average for spending between the 20 Premier League clubs is £13.6m.

Brentford are the lowest spending club with just under £3.5m, while Watford have forked out a dizzying £12.6m, placing them ahead of the likes of Everton, Leeds, Leicester, West Ham and Wolves.


Premier League clubs' intermediary payments from 2 February 2021 to 31 January 2022

Arsenal - £18,652818
Aston Villa - £9,557,054
Brentford - £3,499,285
Burnley - £6,005,185
Chelsea - £28,227,858
Crystal Palace - £8,865,453
Everton - £11,494,820
Leeds - £11,396,947
Leicester - £12,046,495
Liverpool - £22,136,224
Manchester City - £35,046,646
Manchester United - £29,036,141
Newcastle - £7,717,687
Norwich - £8,667,246
Southampton - £4,941,761
Tottenham - £13,938,231
Watford - £12,593,435
West Ham - £10,532,927
Wolves - £11,958,954

Total - £272,559,227


In the Championship, Fulham are far and away the largest spenders on agent fees, splashing out £10.2m with the next highest coming in at £4.1m at West Brom.

Hull City kept it tight, paying out just under £250,000 on intermediaries.


Championship clubs' intermediary payments from 2 February 2021 to 31 January 2022

AFC Bournemouth - £3,505,603
Barnsley - £505,640
Birmingham - £1,253,633
Blackpool - £368,515
Bristol City - £1,392,048
Cardiff - £1,459,333
Coventry - £833,482
Derby - £748,889
Fulham - £10,160,399
Huddersfield - £1,395,768
Hull - £242,986
Luton - £564,162
Middlesbrough - £1,579,801
Millwall - £1,022,311
Nottingham Forest - £2,388,090
Peterborough - £311,280
Preston - £1,047,671
Queens Park Rangers - £925,162
Reading - £876,330
Sheffield United - £3,571,417
Stoke - £3,400,617
Swansea - £1,617,579
West Brom - £4,148,886

Total - £44,378,940


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