Parasite Figures Revealed

Premier League clubs spent £261m on agent fees for this season, with Liverpool topping the charts after their heavy investment in players.

Liverpool paid agents nearly £44 million in the two transfer windows this season, topping the Premier League table for fees paid to intermediaries for the second year in a row, the Football Association has revealed.

Under FIFA rules, the governing body has been publishing the total payments made by clubs in England's top five divisions to agents for the last three years, as well as a list of every transfer which involved an agent.

The latest figures, which cover the 2018 summer and 2019 winter windows, show that Premier League clubs spent a combined £261 million on agent fees, £50 million more than a year before, an increase of nearly 25 per cent.