Premier League: Clubs pay £263m to agents in 2019-20

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Liverpool paid £30.3m to agents and intermediaries

Premier League clubs paid out more than £263m to football agents during 2019-20, an increase of almost £3m on the previous year.

League leaders Liverpool were the highest spending club in the top flight, paying £30.3m to agents between 1 February 2019 and 31 January 2020.

But that was a decrease of more than £13m from their 2018-19 sum.

Manchester City (£29m) and Manchester United (£27.6m) were the next biggest spenders, then Chelsea (£26.2m).

The lowest spenders were Burnley (£3.9m).

Championship clubs spent more than £49m on intermediary and agent fees, down from £50.5m. Stoke City (£5.7m) and Swansea (£5.2m) paid the most.

League One clubs spent a combined £3.9m, while those in League Two paid out almost £1.2m. The National League's total was £319,634.

Premier League spending 2019-20

Club

Net total paid to agents/intermediaries

Total

£263,368,860

Liverpool

£30,308,791

Manchester City

£29,025,799

Manchester United

£27,560,409

Chelsea

£26,183,337

Everton

£16,942,997

Leicester City

£15,367,250

Arsenal

£13,556,101

West Ham

£13,167,647

Tottenham Hotspur

£12,499,074

Watford

£9,931,479

Bournemouth

£9,512,577

Newcastle United

£9,010,554

Wolves

£8,619,016

Crystal Palace

£8,154,437

Southampton

£6,900,365

Brighton

£6,851,867

Aston Villa

£6,692,576

Norwich

£4,908,930

Sheffield United

£4,256,434

Burnley

£3,919,220