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LUFC Leeds amongst highest spenders on agents

LUFC Leeds amongst highest spenders on agents

The latest figures are out for player agents fees for last season and Leeds United were ninth highest in the Championship table.

Leeds spent £788,630 over the course of 2010/11 season to agents, which included 58 transactions.

In total the 58 transactions included, 21 new registrations/transfers, 8 updated contracts, 10 cancelled contracts and 19 loans.

Three clubs went through the one million barrier with Queens Park Rangers the highest spending £1,770,262. Middlesbrough 1,598,228 and Leicester City 1,280,200 were next.

Scunthorpe United paid out the least amount, spending £119,008.

Only three other clubs spent less than £200,000 with Millwall £172,000, Watford £173,898 and Preston North End 193,250 the clubs to do so.

Promoted side Swansea City were also amongst those nearer the bottom end of the table spending £236,760.

In total in the championship £14,089,702 was spent.

Full list
Queens Park Rangers £1,770,262
Middlesbrough £1,598,228
Leicester City £1,280,200
Hull City £993,026
Reading £948,425
Norwich City £883,200
Portsmouth £874,920
Bristol City £853,900
Leeds United £788,630
Cardiff City £613,510
Nottingham Forest £450,900
Burnley £434,795
Doncaster Rovers £387,770
Ipswich Town £376,352
Barnsley £356,320
Coventry City £314,967
Crystal Palace £293,180
Derby County £289,500
Sheffield United £284,684
Swansea City £238,760
Preston North End £193,250
Watford £173,896
Millwall £172,000
Scunthorpe United £119,008

Elsewhere in the Football League, Sheffield Wednesday were the highest spenders in League One (£415,660) and Shrewsbury Town the highest in League Two (£43,084).

Only eight clubs in the entire Football League did not spend any cash on agent`s fees last season.

League One side Hartlepool United as well as Accrington Stanley, Barnet, Cheltenham Town, Crewe Alexandra, Macclesfield Town, Stevenage and Stockport County the sides not to spend a penny.

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