Latics top agents’ fees league table

Latics' chief executive Jonathan Jackson
Latics' chief executive Jonathan Jackson
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WIGAN Athletic have paid out a whopping £1,461,088 in agents’ fees in the last year, according to official figures released on Monday.

Unsurprisingly, the amount is the highest total in League One, and indeed only five clubs in the Championship - Cardiff, Fulham, Hull, QPR and Reading - shelled out more.

The figures are for the 12-month period starting on October 1, 2014, when Latics were still chasing their dream of returning to the Premier League and paying out fees commensurate with that.

Latics have also been the busiest club in the country in each of the last two transfer windows, with an unprecedented amount of transfer business taking place in the last year.

They brought in virtually a new team during last January’s transfer window in a desperate - ultimately unsuccessful - bid to stave off relegation from the Championship.

Then, over the summer, they signed over 20 new players to completely revamp the squad in an attempt to achieve promotion at the first attempt.

The next highest spenders in League One were Millwall, who were relegated along with Latics last season, while Bury - promoted from League Two - are the only club in the division who didn’t hand over a single penny to agents.

TOTAL PAYMENTS TO AGENTS - LEAGUE ONE

BARNSLEY £156,315

BLACKPOOL £79,750

BRADFORD CITY £121,789

BURTON ALBION £11,581

BURY £0

CHESTERFIELD £68,259

COLCHESTER UNITED £70,276

COVENTRY CITY £104,015

CREWE ALEXANDRA £12,392

DONCASTER ROVERS £64,924

FLEETWOOD TOWN £57,988

GILLINGHAM £27,125

MILLWALL £297,850

OLDHAM ATHLETIC £38,473

PETERBOROUGH UNITED £68,556

PORT VALE £7,000

ROCHDALE £4,880

SCUNTHORPE UNITED £112,650

SHEFFIELD UNITED £254,713

SHREWSBURY TOWN £23,705

SOUTHEND UNITED £46,893

SWINDON TOWN £60,251

WALSALL £17,491

WIGAN ATHLETIC £1,461,088

TOTAL = £3,167,964

TOTAL PAYMENTS TO AGENTS - PREMIER LEAGUE

ARSENAL £11,928,584

ASTON VILLA £4,986,058

BOURNEMOUTH £2,328,862

CHELSEA £11,961,206

CRYSTAL PALACE £4,719,931

EVERTON £4,479,432

LEICESTER £4,057,727

LIVERPOOL £14,301,464

MANCHESTER CITY £12,429,380

MANCHESTER UNITED £13,881,814

NEWCASTLE £5,946,031

NORWICH CITY £2,484,285

SOUTHAMPTON £5,391,172

STOKE £5,308,545

SUNDERLAND £3,404,540

SWANSEA £4,250,030

TOTTENHAM £5,987,052

WATFORD £1,620,229

WEST BROM £3,342,217

WEST HAM £7,049,001

Total: £129,857,560

TOTAL PAYMENTS TO AGENTS - CHAMPIONSHIP

BIRMINGHAM CITY £443,570

BLACKBURN ROVERS £1,254,610

BOLTON WANDERERS £964,869

BRENTFORD £600,636

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION £912,421

BRISTOL CITY £231,316

BURNLEY £1,363,831

CARDIFF CITY £2,828,133

CHARLTON ATHLETIC £656,759

DERBY COUNTY £1,102,071

FULHAM £2,735,336

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN £429,343

HULL CITY £1,813,919

IPSWICH TOWN £261,347

LEEDS UNITED £786,897

MIDDLESBROUGH £850,285

MILTON KEYNES DONS £672,371

NOTTINGHAM FOREST £1,440,730

PRESTON NORTH END £194,961

QUEENS PARK RANGERS £2,361,742

READING £2,391,666

ROTHERHAM UNITED £185,430

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY £792,203

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS £849,600

TOTAL £26,124,044

TOTAL PAYMENTS TO AGENTS - LEAGUE TWO

ACCRINGTON STANLEY £0

AFC WIMBLEDON £26,700

BARNET £29,987

BRISTOL ROVERS £28,392

CAMBRIDGE UNITED £84,091

CARLISLE UNITED £34,924

CRAWLEY TOWN £15,750

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE £700

EXETER CITY £19,560

HARTLEPOOL UNITED £0

LEYTON ORIENT £136,642

LUTON TOWN £43,374

MANSFIELD TOWN £15,335

MORECAMBE £17,852

NEWPORT COUNTY £10,205

NORTHAMPTON TOWN £31,758

NOTTS COUNTY £71,086

OXFORD UNITED £40,565

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE £32,260

PORTSMOUTH £268,175

STEVENAGE £7,495

WYCOMBE WANDERERS £10,261

YEOVIL TOWN £55,807

YORK CITY £27,000

TOTAL £1,007,920