Saturday, July 13, 2024

Arsenal show agents the money

Arsenal have confirmed that they spent nearly £12 million paying agents and intermediaries in the period October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

The exact figure £11,928,584 represents a £7,635,177 increase on last year’s outlay of £4,293,407 and sees the Gunners move from 8th to 4th in the Premier League agent expenditure list.

Liverpool topped the table for the second year running spending in excess of £14.3 million. In total Premier League clubs paid nearly £130 million to agents covering:

    • 172 inbound transfers and loans in the Premier League
    • 542 new or updated contracts (includes scholars getting first professional contracts) in the Premier League
    • 573 outbound transfers and loans in the Premier League

Arsenal signings (01.10.14 – 30.09.15): Petr Cech, Gabriel, Krystien Bielik, Yassin Fortune, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Ismael Bennacer, Vlad Dragomir and Donyell Malen.

Outbound players: Lukas Podolski, Ryo Miyaichi, Semi Ajayi, Abou Diaby.

Contract extensions: Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Chuba Akpom, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky + various youth level contracts.

If anybody knows any talented young footballers feel free to get in contact with Arseblog News…we’ve no idea what it takes to be an agent but our fees are very reasonable and we’ll happily invite you to our Monaco-moored yacht next summer.

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Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Why don’t players get all the money and pay their own agents ?

David C

agents, not unlike unions, started to protect player’s/worker’s interests. Initially they were used to protect ‘dumb’ athletes from being taken by greedy owners, however, now more than ever it seems as though the scale is tipped in favour of the athletes. You could definitely argue otherwise when looking at team revenues of Man U and other big clubs, but I digress. I’m from Canada so I’m always referencing North American sports. Take hockey for example, player’s salaries and owner’s profits are actually tied down to a ratio/percentage of total revenue (players and owners each get 50%). Part of the player’s… Read more »

the only sam is nelson

i think you answered your own question at the start of your post – players have more than enough power in the modern game so there’s no real need for collective representation, as the exploitation is being done by the clubs/players/TV rights holders – to the fans. If anybody needs a union, it’s us…

David C

too right!!!

Parisian Weetabix

I’ve heard good things about a Mr H. McCringleberry. Call me.


Might he by any chance be injury prone?

Merlin's Panini

That last sentence sounds kind of creepy…

Easy tiger

Well if we pay artetas agent for nothing, than this make sence…


Basically we are on of the clubs getting totally mugged off in the transfer market….. that does not surprised me in the slightest.

Scott P

“One of the clubs getting totally mugged off in the transfer market” = every club in the transfer market these days


Another reason for us to use homegrown players. This is why we have a Coq of our own now. Never forget that.


Because home grown players dont have agents……


12 mill baff, on fm iv racked up over 30 mill in 12 months….


On what about you are?


I hope Vlad Dragomir is a DM he sounds fucking scary!!


Oh well…..fourth position again

Alright Mate

We just have to spend a few more million on agents then the league is ours!


In all seriousness, I would really like to understand the reasoning behind the very substantial increase. In practice our only major signings have been Cech and Gabriel, costing in total less than Alexis the season before, whilst our only disposal of significance was Podolski for a modest fee. Although it absolutely wouldn’t shock me to find out agents were taking huge sums as a result of contract extensions, I hadn’t previously noticed a huge correlation between the two. I guess we’ll never find out, but it would be nice if a bit more of the ire in football was directed… Read more »


Wenger: I missed out on Kingsley Coman .

Yeah because you was busy tapping up WC Sanogo?


Basically, football is fucked.

Stephen Reimer

Agents fees should be paid by those they are representing just like lawyers etc. They then become more accountable to their client as far as performance goes. They are an unnecessary cost in today’s football but the cost should be born by these overpaid sportsman. If players want to manufacture to leave then let them pay up the remainder of their contract then their agents can negotiate which includes a notice period so the present club don’t end up with nothing. There could be a rolling contract with a year or two year’s notice

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