Revealed! How much Newcastle United paid football agents and intermediaries

St James's Park.
St James's Park.

Newcastle United paid almost £9million to agents and intermediaries, according to the latest figures.

The Football Association has published the fees paid by Premier League clubs in the 12 months up to January 31 this year.

And United paid £8,868,027 in fees, which was up from £7,409,760 in the previous period.

Newcastle signed Miguel Almiron in January in a deal which could cost the club up to £21million with add-ons.

There were payments to agents representing Almiron, Ki Sung-yueng, Mikel Merino, Matthew Longstaff, Adam Wilson, Kelland Watts, Kenedy, Yannick Toure, Fabian Schar, Rosaire Longelo, Dwight Gayle, Salomon Rondon, Yoshinori Muto, Federico Fernandez, Sean Longstaff, Jamaal Lascelles, Elias Sorensen and Antonio Barreca.

Liverpool, meanwhile, paid a staggering £43,795,863 to agents and intermediaries in the same period.

Miguel Almiron.

Miguel Almiron.

The figures cover the last two transfer windows, and Cardiff City, promoted last season, had the lowest spent, having paid out £2,802,375.

Premier League clubs, in total, spent more than £250million in fees to agents and intermediaries.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate has told his team to “forget” about last night’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their visit to St James’s Park on Saturday.

“I’m disappointed about losing, because it was possible to take some points, but we lost this game,” said the midfielder.

“We lost this game and that’s very, very difficult for the team. We need to forget this game, and focus on Saturday’s game.”