Premier League clubs splashed £77million on agent fees last season - £6million more than the previous campaign - with Manchester City leading the way in terms of outlay, with a total cash spend of £10.5million, according to the Daily Mail.

The 2012/13 runners-up paid almost £2million more than the second biggest agent pocket-fillers, Liverpool, who exhausted £8.6million of income on their way to a seventh place finish.

Recently relegated Queens Park Rangers were the third biggest spenders with £6.8million, mainly due to their wheeling and dealing in the January transfer window, which resulted in an unsuccessful attempt by Harry Redknapp to retain the west London club's top-flight status.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotpsur (£6.5m), Chelsea (£6.4m), and Arsenal (£5.5m) complete the six biggest agent fee spenders, while Premier League champions Manchester United placed eighth with a much more modest outlay of £3.6million.

At the other end of the scale, Southampton drove the hardest bargain when it comes to transfer dealing, paying out just £646,000 to player representatives, while five other clubs - Swansea, Norwich City, West Brom, Stoke, and Wigan Athletic - managed to keep their spending below £2million.

Check out the full table of Premier League club fees paid to agents last season, and leave a comment with who you think will be the biggest spenders during this summer's transfer window!

 1. Man City: £10.5m                   11 Aston Villa: £2.7m

2. Liverpool: £8.6m                      12 Fulham: £2.5m

3. QPR: £6.8m                            13 Sunderland: £2.1m

4. Spurs: £6.5m                           14 Reading: £2.1m

5. Chelsea: £6.4m                       15 Wigan: £1.9m

6. Arsenal: £5.5m                        16 Stoke City: £1.7m

7. West Ham: £4.4m                   17 West Brom: £1.3m

8. Man United: £3.6m                  18 Norwich: £1.2m 

9. Newcastle: £3.4m                   19 Swansea: £1.1m

10 Everton: £3m                          20 Southampton: £646k  

 

 

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