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York City paid £11.5k in agents’ fees during 2012/13 season
YORK City paid out a modest £11,500 in agents’ fees during the 2012/13 season.
The expense placed City 14th in the League Two table, released yesterday by the Football League, outlining payments made to players’ representatives last term.
Rotherham’s £106,383 was the biggest amount shelled out in City’s division, followed by Chesterfield (£92,418), Fleetwood (£91,445), Bradford City (£62,026) and Bristol Rovers (£58,886).
In total, agents were paid £674,037 by League Two clubs although Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Barnet and Morecambe are reported to have not contributed a penny to that amount.
Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers, meanwhile, splurged £3,538,034 on agents and City’s Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United spent almost £1.3million.
On City’s policy regarding agent payments, communications director Sophie Hicks said: “We understand that agents are part of the game as most players choose to nominate an agent to represent them.
“We feel that when in negotiations with agents we must try to achieve the best deal for York City Football Club and, on this basis, we evaluate each agent’s contribution to the transfer on an individual basis.
“When you look at the agents’ fees paid out by big clubs in the Championship and Premier League, though, it is obviously preferable that these significant amounts of money remain in the game.”
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