Brighton and Hove Albion double spending on football agents to £900k

Posted On 30 Nov 2015 at 1:04 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have more than doubled the amount paid to agents in little more than a year to £912,000, the club said today (Monday 30 November).

The sum is lower than every Premiership club except Burnley which paid agents’ fees totalling £710,000.

In total Premier League clubs shelled out a record £115 million – up from £96.7 million in the 2013-14 season. Chelsea spent the most (£16.8 million), with Manchester City paying £12.8 million and Manchester United almost £8 million.

Albion issued a statement saying: “Brighton and Hove Albion have announced their fees paid to agents between (Wednesday) 1 October 2014 and (Wednesday) 30 September 2015.

“The final total amounted to £912,420 during the 12-month period.”

In the previous 12-month period for which figures have been published – the year to Monday 30 June 2014 – the club spent £419,957. It was the 12th highest amount out of 24 clubs in the Championship.

In total Football League clubs committed £17.7 million to agents in the 2013-14 campaign, down 18 per cent from the £21.5 million spent in 2012-13.

The Football League recorded 1,315 player transactions in 2013-14 of which 459 included the use of an agent.

In 2013-14 Championship clubs committed £14.7 million in agents’ fees compared with £18.6 million in the previous year, a fall of 21 per cent.

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