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fees paid by clubs to agents
« on: November 30, 2012, 09:00:27 PM »
Bottom-of-the-table Queens Park Rangers paid the third-highest amount to agents over the past year, their figure of £6,818,688 topped by only the champions Manchester City and Liverpool, the Premier League revealed on Friday.

City were the biggest spenders on £10,537,982 – up from £9,663,700 the previous year – with Liverpool second having shelled out £8,600,444, an increase from £7,000,242.99. But it was QPR – who brought in a number of high-profile signings over the summer including Júlio César, Park Ji-sung, José Bosingwa and Esteban Granero – whose payments stood out, with their figure having almost trebled from £2,499,214 in 2010-11.

Tottenham (£6,595,905) were fourth on the list, followed by the Champions League winners Chelsea (£6,490,382), Arsenal (£5,580,873) and West Ham (£4,436,992). Manchester United's figure dropped to £3,681,580 from £4,457,103.

Promoted Southampton had the lowest figure (£646,106), with Swansea – last year's lowest spenders – second-bottom of the list despite their payments having risen from £248,633 to £1,100,845.

The overall amount spent by the 20 clubs in this season's Premier League was £77,003,130 (806 transactions), compared with £71,868,749.94 (765 transactions) for the previous 12 months.

The latest figures cover the period from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012, which spans two transfer windows. The amounts include payments made by clubs on behalf of players.

Arsenal £5,580,873; Aston Villa £2,730,539; Chelsea £6,490,382; Everton £3,092,891; Fulham £2,581,208; Liverpool £8,600,444; Manchester City £10,537,982; Manchester United £3,681,580; Newcastle United £3,485,503; Norwich City £1,248,725; Queens Park Rangers £6,818,688; Reading £2,167,833; Southampton £646,106; Stoke City £1,717,266; Sunderland £2,173,762; Swansea City £1,100,845; Tottenham Hotspur £6,595,905; West Bromwich Albion £1,341,301; West Ham United £4,436,992; Wigan Athletic £1,974,305. Total £77,003,130

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Re: fees paid by clubs to agents
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »
It seems odd that clubs spend so much. Buying or selling a player you'd think would be a club to club deal, though it seems that clubs use agents to 'sound out' players and also to hawk them round trying to get rid.

You would think that a player paid his own agent to act on his behalf in any sort of contract negotiation with the club, but I can see that it maybe isn't so where the agent plays the 'facilitator' card, ie 'you pay me otherwise you don't gain access to my client' sort of set up, instead of the player needing 'his' agent, the club 'needs' the player's agent. If that's so, clubs are being had.

Interesting how Swansea seem able to operate, buying and selling (and they did a fair bit again this Summer), plus recruiting managers, and again they've had four in little over 6 years, without the need of agents. Huw Jenkins runs a damn fine club there. Just the sort of top person we need on our board. He gets players in for tidy fees, has brought in managers to suit the style of play the club wish to follow (not the other way round where the manager dictates playing style and the variance that different managers can bring), and doesn't seem to get 'bent over' when it comes to selling.

Michu for circa £3m is just illegal.  ;D
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