Norwich City paid out £2.48m in latest agents’ fees list

Robbie Brady was Norwich City's big-money summer signing. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Lt

Robbie Brady was Norwich City's big-money summer signing. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City paid a total of £2,484,285 in annual agents' fees, according to the latest figures published by the Premier League.

The Canaries were ranked 18th out of the 20 current top flight clubs, with only Bournemouth and Watford spending less, in a table headed by Liverpool who paid out £14,301,464 for the period covering October 1 2014 to September 30 2015.

That period covered the January 2015 transfer window and the summer transfer window either side of City's successful promotion from the Championship under Alex Neil. Robbie Brady's close season move from Hull City was the biggest deal concluded by the Canaries during that period, following a protracted chase for the Republic of Ireland international. Graham Dorrans also completed a permanent move from West Brom after his extended loan spell. Tony Andreu followed Neil from Hamilton in January 2015.

City also sold player-of-the-year Bradley Johnson to Derby County and brought in the likes of Andre Wisdom, Dieumerci Mbokani and Matt Jarvis on loan in the closing days of the summer window.

A total of £129.86m was spent by the 20 current members of the Premier League on agents during that period. The amounts shown below include payments made by clubs on behalf of players.

From June 2008, the Premier League agreed from the 2009/10 season onwards each club would publish the total amount they paid to authorised agents during the period October 1 of the previous year to September 30 of the current year (encompassing the two transfer windows).

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• Premier League spending on agents fees (October 1 2014 to September 30 2015)

AFC Bournemouth £2,328,862

Arsenal £11,928,584

Aston Villa £4,986,058

Chelsea £11,961,206

Crystal Palace £4,719,931

Everton £4,479,432

Leicester City £4,057,727

Liverpool £14,301,464

Manchester City £12,429,380

Manchester United £13,881,814

Newcastle United £5,946,031

Norwich City £2,484,285

Southampton £5,391,172

Stoke City £5,308,545

Sunderland £3,404,540

Swansea City £4,250,030

Tottenham Hotspur £5,987,052

Watford £1,620,229

West Bromwich Albion £3,342,217

West Ham United £7,049,001

Total £129,857,560

• The definition of an 'agent', as in rule A.1.9 of the Premier League handbook, means 'any person who qualifies as an intermediary for the purposes of the FA regulations on working with intermediaries as they may be amended from time to time.'

During the period (October 1 2014 to September 30 2015) there were 172 inbound transfers and loans in the Premier League, 542 new or updated contracts (includes scholars getting first professional contracts) in the Premier League and 573 outbound transfers and loans in the Premier League.