Revealed: How much Doncaster Rovers spent on agents fees in the last year

Doncaster Rovers spent the eighth largest amount in League One on agents’ fees over the last year, the Football Association has confirmed.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 12:46 am

Rovers paid out £110,299 - around 78 per cent more than the previous year - to agents from February 2020 to February 2021, with the costs arising from eight deals going towards 11 representatives.

The deals included new contracts for Danny Amos and Louis Jones plus the permanent signings of John Bostock, Omar Bogle, Charlie Seaman, Jason Lokilo, Cameron John and Ed Williams.

The signing of Bostock involved three representatives with John’s acquisition involving two.

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The amount spent by the club is significantly higher than the previous 12 months which saw Rovers’ bill reach £62,072 for 12 transactions.

Rovers’ spending on agents accounted for 3.6 per cent of the total League One bill of £3.08m. The division’s total dropped by more than £800,000 from the previous year.

Hull City topped the payments list with a total of £543,238 paid out, Sunderland second with £406,207 and Ipswich Town third at £341,622.

Oxford United (£298,576), Charlton Athletic (£213,537), Peterborough United (£185,293) and Portsmouth (£175,012) also spent more than Rovers.

Gillingham registered no payments towards agents while Crewe Alexandra spent just £4,500.

The lowest amount spent in the Championship was by Wycombe Wanderers’ £126,053, a figure dwarfed by top spenders Norwich City with £6,827,037 of the division’s total £40.75m.

Only one League Two side spent into six figures with Salford City paying out £137,884.

Premier League clubs spent a total of more than £272m.

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