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Agents must really love Todd Boehly: Chelsea splashed a massive €88m on them in 2023.

12. April 2024
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According to the revelations done by the English Football Association, Chelsea had paid more of the money in 2023 to agents' fees than any other club in the Premier League.

The London-based Chelsea is the only other Premier League club to disburse as much in agency commissions this year.

The English Football Association (FA) released the amounts paid by the clubs in the Premier League for the facilitation of player transfers in its annual report. Football agents pocketed a staggering €478m from dealings with English clubs in just one year, with Chelsea being the most generous, having doled out €88m in commissions alone.

Manchester City followed in the second position, with commissions just below 71 million euros, while Manchester United appeared in third, with some 40 million euros intermediaries earned from it. Since club owner Todd Boehly came in during May 2022, the new Chelsea management has spent a total of €1.2 billion on acquiring new players. Still, they have continuously eluded success, despite these substantial investments. Chelsea finished 12th last season and looks likely to miss out on European competition for the second time in a row.

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