Luton Town's £435k agent fee spend compares to Millwall, Blackburn & more

Signing footballers is a more costly process than ever these days, with the additional cost of a hefty agent fee - especially if you're dealing with the likes of 'super agent' Mino Raiola - driving the costs up considerably to cover their involvement (read: 'expensive lunches') in facilitating the deal.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:39 pm
Luton Town's £435k agent fee spend compares to Millwall, Blackburn & more

Between 1st February 2020 and 1st February 2021, Championship club's spent a hefty £41m on agent fees - although this was £8m less than the previous year, due to the global Covid pandemic seeing a number of top tier clubs tightening their belts amidst the ongoing financial uncertainty.

Here's a look (via the Price of Football) at how Luton Town s agent and intermediary fee spend ranks alongside all of their Championship rivals:

Estimated agent fee spend: £6.8m. Most expensive season signing: Jordan Hugill from West Ham (£3m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £5.6m. Most expensive season signing: Ben Pearson from Preston North End (undisclosed fee).
Estimated agent fee spend: £3.1m. Most expensive season signing: Jacob Brown from Barnsley (£2m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £2.7m. Most expensive season signing: Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool (£3.5m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £2.6m. Most expensive season signing: Ivan Toney from Peterborough United (£5m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £2.2m. Most expensive season signing: Harry Arter from Bournemouth (£5m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £2.2m. Most expensive season signing: Jamal Lowe from Wigan Athletic. (£700k)
Estimated agent fee spend: £2.1m. Most expensive season signing: Dan Gosling from Bournemouth. (undisclosed fee)
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.8m. Most expensive season signing: Pipa from Espanyol (£600k).
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.6m. Most expensive season signing: Kieffer Moore from Wigan Athletic (£2m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.5m. Most expensive season signing: Joe Williams from Wigan Athletic (£1.2m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.4m. Most expensive season signing: Chuba Akpom from PAOK Salonika (£2.75m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.3m. Most expensive season signing: Scott Hogan from Aston Villa (£2.5m)
Estimated agent fee spend: £1.1m. Most expensive season signing: Kamil Jozwiak from Lech Poznan (£4m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £816k. Most expensive season signing: Ben Whiteman from Doncaster Rovers (£1.5m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £722k. Most expensive season signing: Josh Windass from Wigan Athletic (£500k).
Estimated agent fee spend: £691k. Most expensive season signing: Rob Dickie from Oxford United (£2.4m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £535k. Most expensive season signing: Thomas Kaminski from KAA Gent (£450k).
Estimated agent fee spend: £525k. Most expensive season signing: Gustavo Hamer from PEC Zwolle (£1.5m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £515k. Most expensive season signing: Herbie Kane from Liverpool (£1.25m).
Estimated agent fee spend: £435k. Most expensive season signing: James Bree from Aston Villa (undisclosed fee).
Estimated agent fee spend: £255k. Most expensive season signing: Three new signings, all undisclosed fees.
Estimated agent fee spend: £184k. Most expensive season signing: Daniel Barlaser from Newcastle United (£250k).
Estimated agent fee spend: £126k. Most expensive season signing: Four new signings, all undisclosed fees.