Serie A clubs spend ¬55m less on agent fees in 2017 than 2016


ROME -- Serie A clubs spent nearly 30 percent less on player agent fees in 2017 compared to 2016.

The Italian football federation released details on agent fees on Monday and the 20 Serie A clubs spent a total of €138 million last year compared to €193m the year before.

Six-time defending champion Juventus again led the way by spending €42m on agents, followed by Champions League semifinalist Roma with €23m.

AC Milan, who overhauled their entire squad, spent €21m, while Inter Milan made a drastic drop from the €23.4m they spent in 2016 to little more than €3.2m last year.

Promoted Spal were the only club not to break the million euro barrier, spending a league-low €98,750.

Serie A players, meanwhile, spent a total of €10.5m on agent fees.