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Liverpool top the chart for spending on agent fees

ESPN reports that Liverpool have topped the charts for money spent on intermediaries and agent fees in the 12 months to 31st January 2018 according to figures released by the Football Association.

Liverpool spent £26.7 million on fees, as Premier League payments to agents and other representatives reached a new record of £211 million. The Anfield club’s expenditure reflects some of their recent big-money signings, such as Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and is an indication as to how much third parties are involved in major transfers.

Second on the list were Chelsea who spent £25.1 million, closely followed by Manchester City who spent £23.4 million. They were followed by Manchester United (£18.1 million) and surprisingly by Watford, who spent more than Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton.

The lowest spenders in the Premier League were newly-promoted Huddersfield Town who spent just £2.5 million on agent fees in the period.

The figures released by the Football Association cover the top five divisions, including the National League, with the lowest spent by Aldershot Town who spent the grand total of £112!

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