According to The Guardian, the Football Association of England has released a study on the payments rendered by EPL clubs to agents over the 12 months from February 2020 to February 2021.
Agency fees charged teams a total of £272,220,223 in total. Despite the coronavirus pandemic crisis, the sum has risen relative to the previous equivalent time, where the payout was £263,368,860.
Chelsea paid the most on agent fees, totaling £35,247,822. Manchester City (£30,174,615) and Manchester United (£29,801,555) come in second and third, respectively. West Bromwich Albion has spent the least, with a total of £4,222,059.
Chelsea made some high-priced off-season signings, including Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, and Ben Chilwell.