Premier League: Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd & Liverpool highest spenders on agent fees

Kai Havertz and Timo Werner training for Chelsea
Chelsea spent almost £225m on new players this season, including the purchases of Germany pair Kai Havertz (£72m) and Timo Werner (£48m)

Premier League clubs paid out more than £272m to football agents during 2020-21, an increase of almost £9m on the previous year.

Chelsea were the highest spending club in the top flight, paying over £35.2m to agents between 1 February 2020 and 1 February 2021.

Manchester City (£30.2m), Manchester United (£29.8m) and Liverpool (£21.7m) were the next biggest spenders.

West Brom were the lowest spenders after paying out £4.2m.

In the Championship, the amount spent on agents’ fees was down by more than £9m compared to the previous 12 months.

Second-tier clubs spent £40.8m in total, with Norwich (£6.8m) and Bournemouth (£5.8m) spending the most.

In League One and League Two, the figure spent on agents was slightly down on the previous 12 months.

Arsenal £16,462,480
Aston Villa £8,928,343
Brighton £7,496,038
Burnley £4,458,520
Chelsea £35,247,822
Crystal Palace £6,760,093
Everton £14,071,886
Fulham £9,347,927
Leeds £7,034,943
Leicester £12,518,018
Liverpool £21,652,589
Manchester City £30,174,615
Manchester United £29,801,555
Newcastle £11,349,953
Sheffield United £7,081,018
Southampton £6,804,154
Tottenham £16,520,177
West Brom £4,222,059
West Ham £9,689,567
Wolves £12,598,466
Total £272,220,223

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