How Sheffield United's £7m agent fee spend compares to Arsenal, Southampton & more

Signing a footballer is a more costly process than ever these days, with the additional cost of a hefty agent fee - especially if you're dealing with the likes of 'super agent' Mino Raiola - driving the expense up considerably to cover their involvement in facilitating the deal.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:46 am
How Sheffield United's £7m agent fee spend compares to Arsenal, Southampton & more

Between 1st February 2020 and 1st February 2021, Premier League club's spent an eye-watering £272m on agent fees, a figure higher than the previous year despite the global Covid pandemic seeing a number of top tier clubs tightening their belts amidst the ongoing financial uncertainty.

Here's a look (via the Price of Football) at how Sheffield United s estimated £7m agent fee spend ranks alongside all of their Premier League rivals:

Estimated agent fee spend: £35.2m. Most expensive summer signing: Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen (£70m)

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Estimated agent fee spend: £30.2m. Most expensive summer signing: Ruben Dias from Benfica (£65m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £30m. Most expensive summer signing: Donny van de Beek from Ajax (£35m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £21m. Most expensive summer signing: Diogo Jota from Wolves (£41m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £16.5m. Most expensive summer signing: Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis (£27m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £16.5m. Most expensive summer signing: Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid (£45m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £14m. Most expensive summer signing: Ben Godfrey from Norwich City (£20m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £12.6m. Most expensive summer signing: Fabio Silva from Porto (37m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £12.5m. Most expensive summer signing: Wesley Fofana from AS Saint Etienne (£32m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £11.3m. Most expensive summer signing: Callum Wilson from Bournemouth (£20m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £9.7m. Most expensive summer signing: Said Benrahma from Brentford (£20m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £9.3m. Most expensive summer signing: Anthony Knockaert from Brighton (£10.5m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £8.9m. Most expensive summer signing: Ollie Watkins from Brentford (£28m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £9.3m. Most expensive summer signing: Anthony Knockaert from Brighton (£10.5m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £7.1m. Most expensive summer signing: Rhian Brewster from Liverpool (£23.5m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £7m. Most expensive summer signing: Rodrigo from Valencia (£27m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £6.8m. Most expensive summer signing: Ibrahima Diallo from Stade Brest (£12.7m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £6.8m. Most expensive summer signing: Eberechi Eze from QPR (£19.5m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £4.5m. Most expensive summer signing: Dale Stephens from Brighton (£1m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £4.2m. Most expensive summer signing: Karlan Grant from Huddersfield Town (£15m)