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Andrew: Agents fees report reflects how we operate

Chairboys paid second lowest fees in the EFL.

5 April 2018

Wycombe Wanderers' sporting director Andrew Howard says the club’s commitment to maximising the playing budget was reflected in a new report from the EFL, which shows the club paid the second lowest fees to intermediaries across all 92 clubs in the Premier League and EFL.

The Chairboys paid a net total of just £7,311 to agents/intermediaries during the period of 1st February 2017 to 31st January 2018, compared to an average of £41,694 across League 2.

These figures related to all transactions involving player transfers where an agent/intermediary was used.

Howard said: “The financial restraints on the club under its fan-owned model have been well-documented, and we have developed a way of working which means squeezing every penny to make sure we operate to the best of our ability in everything we do.

“Together with Gareth and his staff, we take great care with our player recruitment to make sure the move is right in terms of the player’s ability and character, and that it works within our budget. By minimising the fees we pay to agents and intermediaries, we’ve been able to allocate more funds to player wages and in turn that’s helped us recruit some fantastic lads who have helped us challenge at the right end of the table.

“We maintain the belief that while we may not have the funds to compete with the bigger clubs in the division, no other club will have a better team spirit, work ethic or desire to win, and we’re proud that that has been the foundation of our success so far this season.”

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