Arsenal have been revealed to have paid over £18million to agents over the past 12 months after the FA released their annual report into agents and intermediary fees. The governing body’s research has revealed how much each club throughout the five levels of the English league pyramid have paid to agents since February 2021.
It is no surprise to see the Gunners’ name near the top of that list having paid out approximately £18.6million to agents over the past 12 months. Of course, a lot of factors play into that amount, but the likely cause is Arsenal‘s extraordinarily busy summer transfer window where they welcomed six new faces to the Emirates Stadium including the likes of Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and more.
Whilst the Gunners’ pay-out is considerable – and contributes to the overall £272million paid by all of the clubs currently in the Premier League – it is still some way below the highest figures in the division. Current champions Manchester City possess the highest fees having paid out slightly over £35million over the past 12 months, with the likes of city neighbours Manchester United not too far behind.
On the other hand, there are also clubs that have not got anywhere near to those figures. London rivals Brentford in particular have only paid just under £3.5million in agents’ fees over the past year – an amount that is lower than a number of clubs currently plying their trade in the Championship.