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Chelsea top list of spenders as Premier League clubs splashed out £272 million on agents’ fees


Chelsea topped the list of Premier League clubs who paid money to agents in the year-long period to February 2021.

The FA has released figures covering new contracts and signings for the 12-month period, and Chelsea contributed £35 million on an aggregate spend of over £250m.

Figures revealed the Premier League teams paid out a total of £272m, with Chelsea dominating the spend.

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The Blues went on a sizeable recruitment drive in the summer, with Ben Chilwell, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy all arriving for sizeable fees, while the free-transfer deal for Thiago Silva also contributed to their £35m outlay.

Manchester City were second on the list – spending a shade over £30m – with Pep Guardiola’s side bringing in Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres on big money, while Manchester United shelled out a little under £30m.

In the period covered, West Brom spent the smallest amount – with the Baggies paying £4.2m to agents.

Club Fees
Chelsea £35,247,822
Manchester City £30,174,615
Manchester United £29,801,555
Liverpool £21,652,589
Tottenham £16,520,177
Arsenal £16,462,480
Everton £14,071,886
Wolves £12,598,466
Leicester City £12,518,018
Newcastle United £11,349,953
West Ham United £9,689,567
Fulham £9,347,927
Aston Villa £8,928,343
Brighton and Hove Albion £7,496,038
Sheffield United £7,081,018
Leeds United £7,034,943
Southampton £6,804,154
Crystal Palace £6,760,093
Burnley £4,458,520
West Bromwich Albion £4,222,059

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