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.