Newcastle Big Spenders On Agents’ Fees Last Year

Newcastle paid out over £7M on agents fees over the last year – from October 1st last year through the end of September this year – and you have to think we paid that out to get five French players through the door in January, but that’s a lot of money to pay agents, who are getting rich off their clients.

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Joe Kinnear – now in charge of transfers at Newcastle

Each Premier League club has to publish the amount they spend on agents, and Newcastle issued this statement yesterday:

In line with Regulation G.15 of The Football Association Agents’ Regulation, which states:

“Clubs shall make publicly available on or before 30 November each year, the total amount of the payments made by the Club to Authorized Agents and Exempt Solicitors during the period 1 October of the previous year to 30 September of that year,”

Newcastle United hereby confirm the following information – Payments to Agents – 2012/13

Total amount paid to agents in the period 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013: £7,294,018.

Explanatory Note:

The amount shown is the aggregate of all payments made to agents during the reporting period for agency activity, including payments made by the club on behalf of players.

So you just wonder how much Bafe Gomis’ agent(s) were asking for him to be transferred from Lyon to Newcastle in the summer, and it’s something that Newcastle balked at – but it seems they paid out over £7M to agents to get six Frenchmen into the club this year.

The 20 Premier League clubs shelled out a total of £96M in agents fees, with Chelsea topping the list at £13,721,721, Manchester City at £11,179,817, with Tottenham and Liverpool next at £9,787,676 and £9,400,973.

Newcastle are next in the list – which follows:

Here is the full list:

Chelsea £13,721,721
Manchester City £11,179,817
Tottenham £9,787,676
Liverpool £9,400,973
Newcastle £7,294,018
Arsenal £5,485,96
Sunderland £4,640,227
Manchester United £4,317,690
West Ham £4,169,134
Fulham £3,790,115
Aston Villa £3,358,628
Everton £3,225,159
Stoke £3,191,808
Norwich £2,308,987
Cardiff £2,225,582
West Brom £2,211,054
Southampton £2,184,412
Hull £1,825,718
Swansea £1,484,878
Crystal Palace £869,531

We’ve said a few times we think agents are ruining the game of football, as they make huge amounts of money off their clients, and it would be good to see the authorities try to limit these fees paid out.

That would be the hope – but these figures do suggest Newcastle are willing to pay the money to get their targets.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Shows previous comments to be true. We are one of the lowest spenders on player fees but top five for agent fees.

  • Spuggy

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2
  • Tsunki

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Agents fees are a barometer of the inflated prices demanded for players. leeches.

    Spuggy – it gets tedious because good posters leave and the numbnuts end up ruling the roost by default. Good call on Tiote inc the stupid yellow.

    Anyone just love the gool ol’ fashion’ barge by Sissoko? Come on!

  • toonbrother

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    anyone notice how coloshitty always DELIBERATELY drifts out wide into the full back positions so that his weaknesses as a centre half- arent so obvious?

    very often when we concede he is MIA in central defence . This is no accident.For me it is the height of dishonest football. Hed rather abandon Willo in central defence than allow himself be embarrassed

    As long as this virus remains a part of our starting line up, we will not achieve clean sheets. You can take that to the bank

  • toonbrother

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    RE: “And any idiot could see the goal came from an unmarked player that Debuchy abandoned to heroically ‘help’ Willo outjump the forward”

    😀 I wasnt going to respond but the ignorance displayed in the above sentence is breathtaking. Debuchy was doing what any intelligent defender would do when they spot a gaping hole in central defence.

    Whenever a centre back drifts out wide it effectively means the full back on the other side has to slip into centre defence and wingers into the full back role. Otherwise opposing strikers are given a clear path to goal. This is basic football knowledge. If anyone other than coloshitty deserves blame its sissoko for not tracking brunt.

    You cant be this stupid whoever you are

  • Tsunki

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    toonbotherer pasting his tosh int every article. what a weed.

  • toonbrother

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    as usual attack the messenger; ignore the message. cant say toonbrother is surprised. These are the same retarded fans that scapeoated williamson a year ago for coloshitty’s shitty performances.

  • bills-son

    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8


    I commented on here a week ago that the negative posts even after tnree wins on the trot was a reason why so many posters have abandoned this blog. We’ve now won four on the trot and not one of Ed’s articles has got past 100 posts.

    Mind, if we lose two on the trot the neggers will be on in force.

  • tequilamag

    Dec 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Toonbrother why are you referring yourself as the third person ? Post 7 ” can1t say Toonbrother is surpised” you need help.


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