According to The FA, Arsenal paid a net total of £16.4 million to agents and intermediaries in the 12 months up to 1st February 2021.
In total, for the period covering the summer 2020 and January 2021 windows, the Premier League spent a whopping £272.2 million on intermediaries.
Arsenal’s share of £16.4 million is the highest we’ve ever paid to agents and represents the fifth increase in as many years since Fifa introduced regulations forcing clubs to share such information in 2015.
As always, we remind people that when it comes to permanent and loan transfers, intermediaries can represent a player, the selling club, the buying club or a combination of all three. Additionally, agents can be paid for their part in contract extension negotiations.
The likes of Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes, Pablo Mari, Alex Runarsson, Cedric Soares and Willian all penned permanent contracts since last summer. David Luiz signed a one-year extension, Dani Ceballos agreed to prolong his loan spell at the Emirates and Martin Odegaard and Mat Ryan signed until the end of the season in January.
Premier League agent fees 2020/21
- Chelsea – £35 million
- Manchester City – £30 million
- Manchester United – £29 million
- Liverpool – £21 million
- Tottenham – £16 million
- Arsenal – £16 million
- Everton – £14 million
- Wolves – £12 million
- Leicester – £12 million
- Newcastle – £11 million
- West Ham – £9 million
- Fulham – £9 million
- Aston Villa – £8 million
- Brighton – £7 million
- Sheffield United – £7 million
- Leeds – £7 million
- Southampton – £6 million
- Crystal Palace – £6 million
- Burnley – £4 million
- West Brom – £4 million
Here’s a breakdown of Arsenal’s deals over the last few years and the intermediary fees paid out.
Arsenal x Agent Fees 2015 - 2021
|PERIOD||ARSENAL SIGNINGS||PLAYERS||ARSENAL LOANS||PLAYERS||EST TOTAL COST *||ARSENAL DECLARED FEES||PL TOTAL FEES||LINK to FEES||LINK to TRANSACTIONS|
|01.02.15 - 31.01.16||2||Cech|
|01.02.16 - 31.01.17||6||Xhaka|
|01.02.17 - 31.01.18||5||Aubameyang|
|01.02.18 - 31.01.19||5||Torreira|
|01.02.19 - 31.01.20||5||Martinelli|
|01.02.20 - 01.02.21||7||Thomas Partey |