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Blackburn Rovers spend most on agent's fess but Football League spend less on the whole

Football League clubs spent less on agents' fees last season, some spending millions whilst others spent nothing at all.

During the 2012/12 season, agents received a total of £21.5m from clubs , £170,000 down on 2011/12.

The figures, released by the Football League, shows Blackburn gave £3.5m to agents - the most among Championship clubs - whereas Blackpool paid no fees to agents during the season, along with Hartlepool United, Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Morecambe, Barnet and Crewe Alexandra.

 There were also 24 clubs that spent less than £25,000 each.

 Football League chairman Greg Clarke hopes that with Financial Fair Play coming into effect this season, the overall amount spent on agents will reduce again this season. He said:

"Again, this is a considerable amount of money to be leaving the game. However, the real challenge is to ensure that such payments are part of a sustainable financial model with clubs only spending what they can afford."

"In conjunction with clubs, we're making real progress towards this goal and now have all three divisions operating Financial Fair Play regulations."

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Championship clubs accounted for the vas majority of the total amount, spending £18.6m of the £21.5m total, with League One and League Two clubs spending £2.2m and £0.7m respectively.

This amount however only came from 776 of the 3,746 player transactions that took place last season.

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