Revealed: The staggering sum Newcastle United paid to agents and intermediaries
Newcastle United paid more than £11million to agents and registered intermediaries over the past 12 months.
The figures for the past 12 months have been published by the Football Association. Premier League clubs paid a total of £272,220,223, and it has been revealed that Newcastle made payments totalling £11,349,953 between February 1, 2020 and February 1 this year. This is an increase of more than £2million from the previous period.
Newcastle signed Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis for around £35million last summer – and also brought in free agents Ryan Fraser, Jeff Hendrick and Mark Gillespie. The club signed Joe Willock on loan from Arsenal in January.
United, 17th in the Premier League and just two points above the relegation zone, are mid-table when it comes to fees to agents and intermediaries. The biggest spenders were Chelsea, who paid out more than £35million in fees. Newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion spent just over £4million.