Agents' fees paid by English clubs for Feb 2017-Jan 2018 | Liverpool spent the most, United fourth

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Why would you produce such a list in alphabetical order, rather than value order?
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    I was gonna post the exact same thing :lol:. Those figures are shocking TBH.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Weren't City supposed to be the bastion of all that is good in football and United were supposed to be money people?
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    I thought United are bribing agent with money to change their client minds about joining us?
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    But aren't we destroying the market by overpaying?
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    Wait, didn't Woodward sell his soul to the devil and jump into bed with agents leaving us beholden to their omnipotence?
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    We paid £27m :eek::eek::eek:
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    They can’t PR (BS) their way out of this because they have to submit the figures to the PL who make them public..
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    Traub Full Member

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    How is that list accurate? Regardless of the fake media reports about Sanchez's wages, I would've realistically expected his agent to have gotten a substantial sum given the lack of transfer fee. Perhaps the list doesn't take account of possible future agent fees for past transfers?
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Yeah but to be fair, when you're tasked with convincing your client to move to Merseyside, a little extra dollar helps.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    virtually no one looks at total figures for this stuff. Fees are spread out over the contract whenever possible.
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    OldSchoolManc Full Member

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    I would imagine that City deposit large amounts in off shore accounts for players and agents too. Why else would you want to play in front of a half empty stadium most weeks?
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    Watford?! Something dodgy going on there.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    How the hell did Liverpool spend so much?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Is there a way to see Championship clubs? I'd be interested to see the stats for Wolves.
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    What would it cost to get you to live on Merseyside?...
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    James Peril Banned

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    I really couldn't care less about this number
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Download the list from the FA website, it has all leagues on. Worth noting that the payments also include amortised payments from prior windows so some payments relating to deals done in the period may show up in later breakdowns also.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Thanks just seen it. Wolves are lower than I thought they'd be.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    The payments they make to agents for this period will probably be amortised so their next set of figures will tell us more.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    Clubs created those monsters, they have to feed them now.
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    wonder how much money in backhanders, gifts, favours, jollies etc is paid without being declared
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    Traub Full Member

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    Aye, while it makes sense from an accounting point of view, it can throw off a comparison that only looks at a single year.
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    How so? If Sanchez' agent fee is really high his annual fee will also be really high and reflected in the annual figures. That being said, I'm not even sure his agent fees are included in this since we could have delayed the payment until after January.
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    Traub Full Member

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    You make a good point. Do you know what sort of amortisation is done?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    If it's based on the last two transfer windows then why are they showing the relegated clubs and not the recently promoted ones?
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    This is an absolute certainty.
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    :lol::lol::lol:
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    What's the point when United is not at the top. They only care when it's about painting a picture about United's spending
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    kidbob Full Member

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    Net spend la, 5 times.
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    I thought we're destroying football and there's romantic football at City and Liverpool?
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    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    In the Alternate agent-fees league United are top
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    What's the deal with agents? Are the big guys usually owning their own agency and then only representing the biggest players themselves, while others in the company represent slightly smaller players? That's how I imagine it.
    Or is it just one guy working on his own?

    I feel like an agent should be earning £50-100k a year like most people raking in that sort of money for other people.
    I'm guessing dickhead clubs made things worse.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    Yeah, the big agencies offer everything from legal consulting to PR team and accounting. And the reason they get that much is mainly clubs will try to fleece athletes, it's something that is very noticeable in American sports, even intelligent guys are bamboozled by GMs.
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    Exactly, this is the one area of football that I find really frustrating. These agents do literally nothing to warrant their wages. Some earn more than their clients. I can’t believe one of the governing bodies hasn’t capped it yet.
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    "The proposals include capping agents’ fees and prohibiting dual representation, whereby an agent can act for the player and a club in a transfer."