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Hammers agents fees revealed

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By Hughie Southon

West Ham United performed relatively well when it came to paying agents in the summer and winter  transfer windows.

For despite bringing in eight new signings in the summer and Danny Ings for £15 million in the winter at a total of around £200 million the club kept agent fees down to £12 million.

Nobody would dispute that it remains far too much in an industry where players representatives very often rule the roost it’s a figure that compares very well against some of the “commissions” paid by other Premier League outfits.

The FA have published figures on how much clubs spent on agents and intermediaries on signings throughout the two transfer windows this season.

And despite being  one of the highest-spending clubs on new signings this season, they take tenth place with their total over £3million lower than the Premier League average.

Here’s the full list of fees paid:

Manchester City £51,563,571
Chelsea £43,160,072
Liverpool £33,691,782
Manchester United £24,726,374
Arsenal £16,749,072
Tottenham Hotspur £16,137,103
Aston Villa £15,623,203
Leeds United £15,310,814
Everton £13,542,845
West Ham United £12,030,438
Newcastle United £10,784,029
Leicester City £10,282,967
Crystal Palace £9,796,296
Fulham £8,758,854
Brighton and Hove Albion £8,583,317
Southampton £6,319,675
Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,186,765
Brentford £5,560,192
Bournemouth £5,058,871
Nottingham Forest £4,353,186

Total £318,219,426
Average £15,910,971.30

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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