Aston Villa’s Agent Payments 2012 and Premier League Compairson Table

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Aston Villa Agent Payments 2012


While the below table again provides evidence to Manchester City’s strategy of buying the League Championship, it shows Villa’s recent restraint in the big-money player transfer market, despite the figure surpassing the amounts made by Villa to agents in the past two seasons.

The club’s agent spend is in the bottom half of the table (11th). Questions of ambition maybe raised, but at the same time it could be considered a more astute policy of not wasting cash as in previous years. I’m sure there were a few agents laughing about their cuts from inflated-price sales such as Stephen Warnock and Alan Hutton’s.


Total money spent on agents (Oct 2011-Sep 2012)

Source: Premier League
Manchester City £10,537,982
Liverpool £8,600,444
Queens Park Rangers £6,818,688
Tottenham Hotspur £6,595,905
Chelsea £6,490,382
Arsenal £5,580,873
West Ham United £4,436,992
Manchester United £3,681,580
Newcastle United £3,485,503
Everton £3,092,891
Aston Villa £2,730,539
Fulham £2,581,208
Sunderland £2,173,762
Reading £2,167,833
Wigan Athletic £1,974,305
Stoke City £1,717,266
West Bromwich Albion £1,341,301
Norwich City £1,248,725
Swansea City £1,100,845
Southampton £646,106

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