Middlesbrough's agent fee spent compared to the rest of the Championship. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Middlesbrough £1.4m agent fee spend compared to Brentford, Cardiff City & more

Signing footballers is a more costly process than ever these days, with the additional cost of a hefty agent fee - especially if you're dealing with the likes of 'super agent' Mino Raiola - driving the costs up considerably to cover their involvement (read: 'expensive lunches') in facilitating the deal.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:04 pm

Between 1st February 2020 and 1st February 2021, Championship club's spent a hefty £41m on agent fees - although this was £8m less than the previous year, due to the global Covid pandemic seeing a number of top tier clubs tightening their belts amidst the ongoing financial uncertainty.

Here's a look (via the Price of Football) at how Middlesbrough's agent and intermediary fee spend ranks alongside all of their Championship rivals:

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