The Football League have released the figures relating to the fees paid to agents during the 2013/14 season. The Championship spent £14.7m , and League 1 and League 2 clubs spending £2.3m and £0.6m respectively. Clubs paid agents in 860 of the 3,355 player transactions that took place.
In League 2, there were 2, 965 player transactions took place last season. 142 involved the use of agent
In 2013/14 clubs agreed to pay £594,494 on agents’ fees, a 12% reduction on 2012/13, 3 League 2 Clubs paid no money to agents’ fees in 2013/14. Those clubs were Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon and Hartlepool United.
Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey,said on the release of these figures
The 2013/14 campaign was the first season against which sanctions will be applied in all three of our divisions under The Football League’s Financial Fair Play rules. It is therefore notable that we have seen a significant fall in payments to agents. Hopefully this is a sign that they are having a positive effect but it’s too early to know for definite at this stage.
Whilst a reduction of £4m is welcome there is still a very significant sum leaving the game to pay agents. Under the financial reporting arrangements in place for clubs these liabilities are provided for in club business plans going forward.
|LEAGUE 2||New Reg / Transfer||Update||Cancellations||Loans||Total Transactions||Total Amount Committed to Agents|
|for the period of 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2014|
|DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE||8||1||13||9||31||£2,000|