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.