Premier League agent fees see big hike despite pandemic

Paul Pogba-Manchester United

Premier League’s top clubs have spent much on the agent fees over the past few seasons.

The aftermath of the pandemic has kept the transfer window quiet due to the unprecedented decline in the club’s finances however, it has been revealed that there is a steady rise in the agent fees.

Super agents have become a trend of late, with many Premier League spending bucks on the agent fees

The reason behind the increase in agent fees turns out to be the number of free transfers that happened over the last two windows.

To be precise, the intermediary fees spent by the Premier League clubs have skyrocketed from $240m to a staggering $370m in the last four years.

Among the Premier League big six, Chelsea lead the way with $136m spent on the agent fees even though they had a transfer ban for some period. It is due to the relentless spending spree they had during last summer, signing the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva.

Following the Blues, Liverpool stand second in the list with $136m as they have been rather active in the transfer window over the past few seasons. Both the Manchester clubs follow the Reds in the list whilst Everton have managed to beat the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal to fifth place. It is understandable that Spurs had been inactive in the market for a while during Pochettino’s reign before Jose Mourinho came in and was able to sign a few last summer.