Premier League Reveal Annual Agent Fees with Manchester City Spending 13% of Total

December 1, 2011

The Premier League has revealed the Agent fees each club has paid annually with an overall increase and Manchester City spending the most at a staggering £9.663 million ($15.18m), 13% of the overall total.

Manchester City spent £2m ($3.1m) more than its nearest rival Tottenham who spent £7.57m ($11.9m) from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011, a period that covers two transfer windows. City’s total is close to three times the average spent per team — £3.6m ($5.7m).

The Abu Dhabi-owned club, which leads the Premier League by five points from defending champion Manchester United, bought players including Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, France midfielder Samir Nasri and Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko.

It was a big increase on the £6 million ($9.2 million) City spent over the previous 12 months, but still less than the £12.9 million ($21.3 million) it shelled out from Oct. 1, 2008-Sept. 30, 2009.

Total spending by Premier League clubs was up 7 per cent on the 67.1 million (then $104.8 million) from the previous 12 months. There were 765 player transfers, 23 more than for the previous 12 months.

Liverpool was third with £7 million ($11 million), followed by Chelsea and Newcastle.

Manchester United was seventh with 4.5 million pounds ($7.1 million). Newly promoted Swansea spent the least with just £248,633 on fees.