£8.6million cost of agents for Wolves
Wolves spent £8.6million on agents’ fees during the course of the last two transfer windows, new figures show.
Data released by the FA for the 12 months from February 2019 to January this year show an increase of £2million in the amount paid by the club to intermediaries, compared to the previous year.
Wolves completed permanent deals for Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker, Pedro Neto and Patrick Cutrone during that period, while also negotiating new contracts with several key players including Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho.
Their spending on agent fees remains comfortably in the lower half of Premier League clubs, who recorded a total bill of £263million.
Villa had the fourth-lowest spend with £6.7million, though this was nearly double what they spent the previous years and more than fellow promoted clubs Norwich and Sheffield United.
In their second season back in the Championship, meanwhile, Albion paid out £2.8million to agents, a fall of more than £2million.
League Two Walsall’s payout was £47,122, a reduction of more than £8,000.