Port Vale in 15th place for League Two agent fees

Port Vale spent the 15th highest amount on agent fees according to the latest figures from the Football League.

The period from February 1st  2019 to January 31st 2020 covers the end of Norman Smurthwaite’s reign and the first six months of the new era under Carol and Kevin Shanahan.

The Valiants spent £40,545 on agent fees compared to £114,010 by the biggest spenders in the division – Bradford City – and £825 by lowest spenders – Macclesfield Town. The total spent on agent fees in League Two was £1,170,220, compared with £3,921,805 in League One and a mammoth £49,299,123 in the Championship.

During that time, Port Vale made 14 permanent signings and took two players in on loan. In addition, several key players such as David Worrall, Leon Legge, James Gibbons and Scott Burgess agreed new deals.

Port Vale FC defender Adam CrookesArrivals at Vale Park during the period

Permanent deals

  • Richie Bennett
  • Scott Burgess
  • Adam Crookes (right)
  • Mark Cullen
  • Kieran Kennedy
  • Ryan Lloyd
  • David Amoo
  • Callum Evans
  • Rhys Browne
  • Jonny Maddison
  • Alex Hurst
  • Shaun Brisley
  • Jordan Archer
  • Will Atkinson

Loan deals

  • Jake Taylor
  • Mitch Clark

Several signings, such as Nottingham Forest duo Adam Crookes and Jake Taylor were known to represented by agent Phil Sproson, loanee Mitch Clark is represented by Lee March, summer signing David Amoo by Wasserman and BKM management represents manager John Askey and winger David Worrall (both of whom agreed new contracts) in addition to new signing Alex Hurst. (This is not an exhaustive list of all agents who represent Port Vale players).

League Two Agent Fees

  • 1) Bradford City, £114,010
  • 2) Salford City, £111,619
  • 3) Scunthorpe United, £107,345
  • 4) Plymouth Argyle, £81,537
  • 5) Mansfield Town, £74,505
  • 6) Northampton Town, £66,734
  • 7) Grimsby Town, £62,226
  • 8) Exeter City, 60,840
  • 9) Leyton Orient, £53,928
  • 10) Forest Green Rovers, £52,550
  • 11) Colchester United, £52,014
  • 12) Newport County, £51,740
  • 13) Walsall, £47,122
  • 14) Carlisle United, £41,106
  • 15) Port Vale, £40,545
  • 16) Cambridge United, £37,980
  • 17) Stevenage, £33,355
  • 18) Swindon Town, £28,818
  • 19) Cheltenham Town, £26,133
  • 20) Morecambe, £18,718
  • 21) Crewe, £3,000
  • 22) Oldham, £2,570
  • 23) Crawley, £1,000
  • 24) Macclesfield Town, £825

 

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