The 23 transfer deals that saw Sunderland AFC splash out £2.8m in agent fees

Sunderland AFC spent over £2.8m in agent fees over the last two transfer windows - but what deals did they splash out on?

By Mark Donnelly
Friday, 5th April 2019, 9:43 am
Updated Friday, 5th April 2019, 9:49 am
We examine the 23 transfer deals that saw Sunderland AFC spalsh out 2.8m in agent fees
We examine the 23 transfer deals that saw Sunderland AFC spalsh out 2.8m in agent fees

Details of each club's expenditure on agent fees, released by the FA today, detail exactly how much each club spent since February 1 2018. And with the Black Cats splashing out over £2.8million in agent fees, we take a look at all the deals the money was spent on - according to the documentation released by the governing body. Scroll down and click through the pages to see the transfers which saw Sunderland splash out on agents:

The midfielder signed a contract extension last summer, with an agent involved in the negotiations.
An agent was also involved in the cancellation of Darron Gibson's contract. He went on to join Wigan Athletic.
The signing of McLaughlin meant Sunderland had to pay an agent fee - but it certainly seems to have been money well spent.
It's a similar case with fans' favourite Maguire who, although a free transfer, saw an agent used in negotiations with Sunderland.
Rodwell's disastrous spell on Wearside was brought to an end in the summer, with the money spent on an agent saving the Black Cats further outgoings in the long-term.
Similarly to Ethan Robson, Molyneux's contract extension saw an intermediary involved.
Sunderland also had to shell out on an agent fee to land the Turkish centre back over the summer months.
This agent fee was another case of money well spent, with Flanagan impressing during his first campaign for Sunderland.
An agent was also involved in the capture of McGeouch, who was in high demand after a stellar season at Hibernian.
Another free transfer, but another deal which had an agent involved.
An agent was also involved in the Tunisian winger's exit from the Stadium of Light. He later joined Saint Etienne in France.
The loan addition of the ex-Liverpool striker saw an agent receive some compensation.
Representatives of Loovens were also present when the Dutchman finalised his move to the Stadium of Light.
Baldwin's agent was handed a fee after Sunderland swooped to snatch the centre back from Peterborough United.
The popular full-back was certainly money well spent - with his agent's fee proving a good bit of business following some impressive performances.
The young stopper joined the Black Cats over a summer, and has featured predominantly for the under-23 side this season.
After a long transfer saga, Wyke's agents were paid when the former Bradford City man sealed his move to the Stadium of Light.
Signed initially on loan before making the move permanent, Power saw an agent involved in the negotiations.
The promising youngster was represented by agent in talks over a first professional deal.
Similarly, there was an intermediary involved as the American penned a new contract with Sunderland.
A January addition, there have been rumours that parent club Burnley may allow Dunne to depart permanently come the summer.
The youngster had an agent involved as Sunderland cancelled his contract earlier this campaign.
And finally, the last deal that saw an agent receive payment was that of Grant Leadbitter in January.