Sunderland pay out £5m on agents

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SUNDERLAND spent more than £5million on agent fees in the last two transfer windows, new figures have revealed.

The annual table of agent payments by Premier League sides have shown Sunderland splashed out £5.2m between October 2013 and September 2014.

That was an increase on the £4.6m Sunderland paid out in the previous 12 months.

However, given the amount of both incomings and outgoings at the Stadium of Light during that period, the figures are perhaps not surprising.

Five players arrived at Sunderland during the January window, with a further nine in the summer.

Sunderland have also had to shift the likes of Alfred N’Diaye, David Moberg Karlsson and Modibo Diakite, who were unwanted successors from the regimes prior to head coach Gus Poyet’s arrival.