Iron pay 5,000 in agent fees

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Daniel Elwes
The latest Football League Agents Fees Report showed that the 92 FL clubs paid a total of £6.2million to players' representatives in the six month period covered by the report.

This report does not cover payments made by Premier League clubs.

United's £5,000 of fees was accrued over deals involving 22 different players.

The big spenders were in the Championship, with the second tier of English football accounting for 88 per cent of the outlay on agents.

Southampton paid the most - £842,533, followed by Sunderland, Stoke and Birmingham.

In League One five clubs paid out nothing to agents during this period.

"We understood the culture of paying agents would take time to reverse, these figures underline that reality," said Football League chairman Sir Brian Mawinney.

"New regulations, introduced this summer, have helped bring greater levels of transparenct and integrity to the transfer system."