August 2, 2021

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Agent fee paid by Chelsea clocks £272m

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Chelsea undoubtedly pay most after biggest outlay on transfer fees last summer, as they bought the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell; Manchester City and Manchester United follow them before Liverpool and Tottenham.

Kai Havertz Chelsea have spent the most on agents’ fees this season as Premier League clubs shelled out more than £272m for their services for 2020-21.The figure is almost £10m more than last season despite the financial impact of coronavirus, with the west London club paying out £35.2m of that total – around £9m more than last year.The Blues paid agents for 69 transactions – including seven incomings and 23 outgoings – over £5m more than Manchester City, who were the next highest spenders at £30.2m.

In shelling out £75.8m on Kai Havertz, £50m on Ben Chilwell and £45m on Timo Werner among others, Chelsea were the runaway spenders on transfers fees at £226.1m.

Manchester City are second in terms of agents’ fees expenditure after signing Ruben Dias from Benfica for more than £61m among nine incomingsManchester United were the third-highest spenders after paying agents and intermediaries £29.8m, followed by champions Liverpool with £21.6m and then Tottenham (£16.5m) rounding off the top five.

Sixth-biggest spenders were their arch-rivals Arsenal (£16.5m) then Everton (£14.1m), Wolves (£12.6m), Leicester (£12.5m) and Newcastle (£11.3m) finishing off the top 10.Then come West Ham (£9.7m), Fulham (£9.3m), Aston Villa (£8.9m), Brighton (£7.4m), Sheffield United (£7.1m), Leeds (£7m), Southampton (£6.8m), Crystal Palace (£6.8m) and Burnley (£4.5m).

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