Big spenders on agents
Manchester City and Chelsea spent the most money on agents in the last two transfer windows as Premier League clubs parted with £174m. Manchester City spent £26.3m, Chelsea £25.1m, Manchester United £19m, Liverpool £13.8m and Arsenal £10.2m.
The three promoted clubs spent the least (£1.9m to £2.6m), while West Bromwich Albion were the next most parsimonious at £4.2m.
Championship clubs paid £42.4m in fees, an increase of 62 per cent. A substantial proportion was accounted for by relegated clubs: Newcastle United (£10.4m); Aston Villa (£5.4m); Norwich (£3.2m). Of existing clubs, Nottingham Forest led the way with £3.5m. At the other end of the scale, Burton Albion paid out just £163,000.
League One fees declined to just over £3m. Charlton Athletic paid out the most at £608,000. Did they get value for money?