Chelsea Lead Premier League Clubs Who Paid the Highest Agent Fees Since 2023

Chelsea Lead Premier League Clubs Who Paid the Highest Agent Fees Since 2023

Elijah Odetokun
April 13, 2024 at 10:17 AM
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  • Chelsea paid the highest fees to agents in the Premier League since 2023
  • It comes as no surprise as they have spent the most money on transfers
  • The London club's billion-dollar squad are yet to work well as a team

The involvement of agents and intermediaries in football transfers has created many processes, and the bigger the fee, the more time and personnel it could require to complete.

Chelsea have been the busiest club in the transfer market since Todd Boehly's led consortium took over the club from Roman Abramovich in 2022, paying more on attached fees.

Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, Chelsea, Liverpool, Wembley Stadium, Carabao Cup final.
Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali at the Carabao Cup final. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Sports Brief looks at the top five clubs that paid the highest agent fees via The FA.

PL clubs with highest agent fees

1. Chelsea

It comes as no surprise that Chelsea paid an astonishing £75 million to agents and intermediaries in the summer window of 2023 and winter 2024. Per, they completed 11 transfers in that period, including the British record transfer of £ 115 million for Moises Caicedo.

2. Manchester City

The treble winners are not far behind, having paid £60.6mil in agent fees since February 1, 2023. Per Goal, during that period, they signed four first-team stars—Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic, Jeremy Doku, and Mateo Kovacic—for a total fee of £206mil.

3. Manchester United

The Red Devils are one of the most financially capable clubs in English football. In the period under consideration, they paid £34mil to intermediaries. They made four permanent transfers of Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Altay Bayindir in that period.

4. Liverpool

English football's most successful club, Liverpool, paid £31.5mil to agents in the period under review. The Reds spent £147mil to recruit Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo in the summer of 2023 but made no signing in January.

5. Arsenal

Premier League leaders Arsenal paid a modest £24.7mil to agents over the transfers of Declan Rice (£105mil), Kai Havertz (£65mil) and Jurrien Timber (£38mil). Unfortunately, the Dutch defender got injured on the opening day of the season.

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Newcastle United have the best conversion rate in the league. The Magpies have scored 65 goals, 12% of their total 540 shots taken, 402 of which have been on goal.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.