English Premiership

Liverpool top £261m EPL splurge on agents

Virgil van Dijk (Getty Images)
Virgil van Dijk (Getty Images)

London - Liverpool spent £44 million on agents' fees over the past two transfer windows as overall payments to intermediaries by Premier League clubs increased 25 percent to £261 million.

For the second consecutive season, Liverpool led the way after the fees involved big-money moves for Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Chelsea (£27 million), Manchester City (£24 million) and Manchester United (£21 million) completed the top four.

The figures released by the Football Association come just a day before Premier League clubs are set to meet to discuss ways to bring down the amount they spend on middlemen.

The key measures being proposed are a ban on dual representation, the practice which has allowed agents to represent not only a player but also the buying or selling club, in the same deal, as well as caps on fees and the reintroduction of an exam to become an agent.

Including the lower leagues, the overall spending on agents in English football rose £60 million to £318 million.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57