Total paid to agents by Ipswich Town is revealed

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Ipswich Town - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town paid over £550,000 in agents fees between July 1 2012 and June 30 this year.

The Blues’ total outlay was £551,878 according to a Football League report released today.

During that period, Town signed 22 new players and updated the contracts of four existing squad members, while cancelling the deals of eight others.

Significantly, the Blues were busy in the loan market, making 17 swoops during that period as they battled against relegation from the Championship. Only Crystal Palace, promted to the Premier League in May, had more (18).

The big spenders were Blackburn Rovers who, in their unsuccessful attempt to bounce back to the top-flight at the first attempt, paid over £3.5m in agents fees. At the other end of the scale, Blackpool did not pay any agents fees.

The payments disclosed do not include any contingent payments based on future events, e.g promotion, retention of divisional status, player appearances, etc.