Norwich City’s payments to agents drop by nearly a £1m

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is seeing a specialist after a setback on his return from

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is seeing a specialist after a setback on his return from a knee injury. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's spending on payments to agents was down by nearly a £1m to £1.39m in the period from October 2013 to September 2014, according to official figures.

The Premier League publish a breakdown on the amount each club spent on agents over an annual period spanning two transfer windows, which covered Norwich's relegation from the top flight last season and the beginning of the new Championship season.

The total amount paid to agents by the Canaries was £1,391,595.50, across a reporting period that saw the departures of Robert Snodgrass and Leroy Fer along with an influx of new players, like Belgian international Vadis Ofoe, who arrived in the summer from Club Brugges.

City released the latest figure on their official site, which also includes payments made by the club on behalf of players, but the Canaries £1.39m was not part of a total spend published by the current 20 Premier League clubs of £115.2m

Chelsea topped the spending table with £16.77m, followed by Liverpool with £14.3m. City's outlay was lower than all the clubs who survived last season, although the figures released by the Premier League on Friday do not include either City's spending or those of fellow relegated rivals Fulham or Cardiff.

City's payments to agents in the period October 2012 to September 2013 were £2,308,987 compared to the previous year's (October 2011 to September 2012) £1,248,725.

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• Premier League clubs' payments to agents (from the period October 1 2013 to September 30 2014)

Arsenal £4,293,407

Aston Villa £2,577,866

Burnley £711,024

Chelsea £16,771,328

Crystal Palace £2,200,797

Everton £5,753,269

Hull City £2,459,010

Leicester City £1,608,418

Liverpool £14,308,444

Manchester City £12,811,946

Manchester United £7,975,556

Newcastle United £3,876,250

Queen's Park Rangers £3,242,668

Southampton £2,766,444

Stoke City £3,986,850

Sunderland £5,276,674

Swansea City £3,784,090

Tottenham Hotspur £10,983,011

West Bromwich Albion £3,493,745

West Ham United £6,380,339

Total £115,261,136