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In total, Premier League clubs collectively spent over £318 million in agent fees throughout the 2022-23 season. Manchester City emerged as the top spender in agent and intermediary fees among Premier League clubs, dishing out a staggering £51.5 million. Under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola, the club made significant investments in player acquisitions.

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During the previous summer transfer window, City bolstered their squad with high-profile signings such as Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund, Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United, and left-back Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht.

Premier League Football Clubs Agent Fees 2023

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Manchester City £51.56m
Chelsea £43.16m
Liverpool £33.69m
Manchester United £24.72m
Arsenal £16.7m
Tottenham Hotspur £16.13m
Aston Villa £15.6m
Leeds United £15.31m
Everton £13.54m
West Ham United £12.03m
Wolverhampton Wanderers £6.18m
Fulham £8.75m
Newcastle United £10.78m
Leicester City £10.28m
Crystal Palace £9.79m
Brighton & Hove Albion £8.58m
Southampton £6.31m
AFC Bournemouth £5.05m
Brentford £5.56m
Nottingham Forest £4.35m

Source: FIFA, UEFA, England FA, Sponsorlytix

Following closely behind City, Chelsea secured the second spot on the list by shelling out £43.1 million in agent and intermediary fees. The West London club, renowned for its active involvement in both summer and winter transfer markets, notably broke the British transfer record by acquiring Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in January. Other notable signings included Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk and securing Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.

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Source: FIFA, UEFA, England FA, Sponsorlytix

Liverpool and Manchester United trailed with expenditures of £33.6 million and £24.7 million, respectively. Meanwhile, Arsenal claimed the fifth position with £16.7 million spent on agent fees. 

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