Premier League Agent Fees 2013 - 2014

Premier League Football clubs spent an eye-watering £115 MILLION on Agent fees  in relation to deals that happened between the 1st of october 2013 and 30th of September 2014 according to official figures.

Four clubs spent eight-figure sums each, with Chelsea spending more than anyone - £16,7771,328 - followed by Liverpool on £14,308,444, Manchester City on £12,811,946 and Tottenham on £10,983,011.

Burnley spent the least on agents, with £711,024, and then Leicester City on £1,608,418. Crystal Palace, Hull, Aston VIlla and Southampton all spent less than £3m. The accompanying table shows the payments made by each Premier League club to agents.

The amounts shown include payments made by clubs on behalf of players. The Premier League has been publishing agents' fees in the name of transparency since the 2009-10 season onwards. The figures give an insight into the considerable sums that middle-men take out of the game for brokering deals.

Chelsea may well argue that paying agents helped them to a stellar transfer window in which they signed stars including Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas - and still made a small profit on their dealings! (Before agents' fees).

Liverpool spent £117m on players including the Southampton trio of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert. Liverpool, like Manchester City, also bought a player with third-party ownership issues that needed to be resolved and inevitably needed to pay fees to help sort that out. Lazar Markovic was the player in question for Liverpool.

At Manchester City, it was Eliaquim Mangala, who cost the club around £40m to three third-party owners (contrary to the widely reported but erroneous figure of £32m). Mangala's agent in that deal was 'super agent' Jorge Mendes. Mendes has traded players worth more than £1 billion in his career - and pocketed fees of £100m-plus in commissions - including from several Premier League clubs for deals included in these figures.

Fees paid to agents by Clubs to facilitate the outward transfer of Player Registrations. Player Registrations (transactions) include:

• Domestic permanent transfers.
• International permanent transfers.
• Domestic temporary transfers (loans).
• International temporary transfers (loans).
• Extension of existing Player Contracts.
• First professional registration.
• Free transfers.

You can compare each years agent fees from 2008  in the Agent Fee comparison table from The Agent Fee Table in the Site Menu above

Premier League Agent Fees 2013 - 2014

Agent Fees Season 2013/14
Agenst Fees Paid 2013/2014Fee
1Chelsea£16,771,328
2Liverpool £14,308,444
3Manchester City £12,811,946
4Tottenham Hotspur £10,983,011
5Manchester United £7,975,556
6West Ham United £6,380,339
7Everton £5,753,269
8Sunderland £5,276,674
9Arsenal £4,293,407
10Stoke City£3,986,850
11Newcastle United £3,876,250
12Swansea City £3,784,090
13West Bromwich Albion £3,493,745
14Queens Park Rangers £3,242,668
15Southampton £2,766,444
16Aston Villa £2,577,866
17Hull City £2,459,010
18Crystal Palace £2,200,797
19Leicester City £1,608,418
20Burnley £711,024
Total£115,261,136