Town keep lid on agents’ fees

IPSWICH TOWN: Despite spending over �10million on new players last season, the Blues kept a tight rein on their expenditure to agents.

They were 15th out of the 24 Championship clubs in figures released today having spent just under �300,000 to agents.

Blues chief executive Simon Clegg made a determined effort to ensure that Town did not fork out unnecessary sums to third parties when discussing and agreeing terms with new players.

He said: “I’ve always made it clear that running this football club on a sound economic model is one of my high priorities.

“And the production of last season’s agents’ fees table demonstrates that our business philosophy extends to the negotiation of agents’ terms.

“Agents play a critical role in any player negotiations but it is particularly important in these challenging economic times that they deliver good value for money and are not seen to be overly charging for their services.”

Grant Leadbitter, Carlos Edwards, Lee Martin and Tamas Priskin all cost over �1million, while Damien Delaney also Colin Healy also cost money...

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