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Gillingham's spending on intermediary and agent fees in League 1 is dwarfed by that of Sunderland

Gillingham’s spending on agent fees was once again among the lowest in the division.

The Gills spent £28,089 on intermediary and agents for the period February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

Gillingham made six transactions during the year for intermediary fees, including two for Stuart O'Keefe Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham made six transactions during the year for intermediary fees, including two for Stuart O'Keefe Picture: Ady Kerry

Only Bolton Wanderers (£0), Rochdale (£15,390) and Wycombe Wanderers (£25,868) spent less. The Gills figure is just £1 more than the £28,088 they spent the previous year.

Gills manager Steve Evans has often said he is working with the lowest budget in the division and these figures back that up.

In contrast to Gills' spending, fellow League 1 Sunderland spent a staggering £1.346m (down from £2.873m the year before) - far greater than anyone else in the division. Coventry City (£353,632) and Ipswich Town (£325,262) were among those spending big but still nowhere near the amount spent by the north-east side.

Clubs are required to provide the information on a yearly basis in accordance with the FIFA and FA regulations on working with intermediaries. The figures represent payments made over the 12-month period.

Gillingham made payments for deals involving Mikael Ndjoli, Ouss Cisse, Alfie Jones and Mikael Mandron while there were two separate intermediary payments made for the deal to bring Stuart O'Keefe to the club.

Clubs in the National League are also required to submit their transactions, with Dartford spending £825, Dover £7,229, Ebbsfleet £3,453, Maidstone United £1,872 and Welling United £1,500.

In the Premier League Chelsea spent £26m, Liverpool £30m, Manchester City £29m and Manchester United £27m. Between all of the clubs in the top-flight a total of £263m was spent on intermediary fees.

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