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Football League Agent Fees Fall By 18% During '13-14 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 14

The latest publication of Football League clubs' spending on agents' fees has revealed that clubs committed a total of £17.7M to agents during the '13-14 season, a reduction of 18% on the previous year (£21.5M). Championship clubs accounted for £14.7M of the total, with League One ...

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