Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion both spent over seven figures on agent fees throughout 21/22 with the Baggies coming in overall as the Championship’s second highest spenders.
That’s according to the numbers revealed by the Football Association who today published the fees and transactions involving registered intermediaries between the dates of 2nd February 2021 and 31st January 2022.
Despite their well known money problems, the Blues still managed to spend over £1m on agent fees with a figure of £1,253,633.
That was however below the league average of £1.75m and well below the total Albion dished out which was a huge £4,148,886, the second highest in the Championship.
Despite such a huge number, it still pales in comparison to the league leaders, Fulham, who massively skew the average having spent a whopping £10,160,399 over the course of the last twelve months.
That figure is remarkably over 40 (FORTY) times more than that of the divisions lowest spenders, Hull City.
The Tigers spent just £242,986 on agent fees between February 21 and January 22 with Peterborough United and Blackpool both not far behind with 311k and 368k respectively.
It shows the sheer gulf in financial power between those at the top end and those at the bottom end of the Championship though as we’ve seen with teams like Luton Town this year, money isn’t everything.
It certainly does help, though!
You can see the full list of standings and delve into them in more detail by visiting the FA’s website, here.
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