Agent figures expected - Hughes

Published Add your comment

Football News

Mark Hughes has defended the vast sums of money Manchester City have spent on agents over the past 12 months.

Figures released by the Premier League on Monday placed City top of the table for payments to the much-derided middle men. Their £12,874,283 made up a substantial portion of the overall outlay of over £70million by England's top flight.

"If you do a lot of deals - and overall something like 35 were included - given the expenditure and the turnover of players involved, you would expect a figure like that," said Hughes.

"There is a role that has to be met and, at the moment, agents fill it.

"Do they provide value for money? You have to base every deal on its merits.

"Sometimes you feel the agent has really done his job, on others you feel he is getting money for nothing.

"At times they can muddy the waters. Some deals can seem quite straightforward and then they become complicated at the end.

"On other occasions the deal goes through very quickly."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Mark Hughes
Premier League
Mark Hughes

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again