Agent fees throw up ANOTHER problem
The latest figures have been released for clubs expenditure on agents for the last calender year and the figures throw up concerns over Blackburn Rovers.
The latest figures monitor transfer activity between October last year and the end of September this year which covers both the January and Summer markets as well as potentially any contract extensions for existing players.
Where as Rovers used to be pretty low in the 20 team table due to being fairly skint the latest digits show Rovers in 8th position sitting pretty prominently below the usual big hitters.
Man City top the table in the least surprising revelation in history and Swansea are at the bottom due to their thriftiness.
The full agent fees league table taken from the Daily Mail and accounting for the dates between October 1 2010 and September 30 2011 is -
1) Man City £9.7m
2) Tottenham £7.6m
3) Liverpool £7m
4) Chelsea £6.5m
5) Newcastle £6.3m
6) Arsenal £4.6m
7) Man Utd £4.5m
8) Blackburn £4.2m
9) Sunderland £3.7m (Who've spent twice as much as us 'roughly' over this period)
10) Aston Villa £3.2m
11) Everton £2.9m
12) QPR £2.5m
13) Stoke £2.2m
14) Bolton £1.9m
15) West Brom £1.3m
16) Wolves £1.1m
17) Fulham £0.9m
18) Norwich £0.7m
19) Wigan £0.66m
20) Swansea £0.24m.
In total for all 20 clubs = £71.9m
The proportion of signings/value/agent fees does seem very high in Rovers case even if we take into account the Nelsen, Samba, Salgado contract renewals.
This is surely something the club should be looking at?