The Football Association have revealed how much each club spent on agent fees in the last 12 months, with Reading nearly doubling last year's figure in 2023/24.

Agents and intermediaries are controversial figures in the game, with many uncomfortable with how much they earn and their intentions.

However, their role and importance in the game have continued to rise over the last few decades.

In 2023/24, only promotion-chasing Derby County (£434,465) spent more than Reading (£397,788) in League One.

Despite suffering relegation, this has nearly doubled on last year's total of just £200,323.

Barnsley, Blackpool and Fleetwood Town are the only other three teams in the third tier to surpass the £300,000 mark. Shrewsbury Town, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town and Carlisle United all spent less than £100,000 on agents last year.

23 transactions took place from February 1, 2023, until February 1, 2024, which involved an agent fee, including 14 signings and two permanent exits (George Puscas and Caylan Vickers).

Only Wrexham, owned by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, spent more than £300,000 on agent fees in League Two.

Incredibly, teams in the Championship spent more than £60m on agents and Premier League sides combined for a whopping £409m.