Richard Garlick comments on West Brom's agent fee payments

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West Bromwich Albion are near the bottom of the list when it comes to paying footballers' representatives in 2015.

West Bromwich Albion’s director of football administration Richard Garlick has been speaking to the Express & Star about the recent publication of the fees each club paid to agents in the last year.

While some Premier League clubs made headlines with the huge amounts they paid to agents as a result of transfers into the club, West Brom were the fourth-lowest in the top flight with outgoings totalling £3.3million.

That is still a hefty sum but it pales into insignificance compared with some Premier League rivals and Garlick has commented on whether this had led to West Brom missing out on some potential signings.

“I’ve not known us lose a deal specifically on the agent side of it,” Garlick told the Express & Star.

“I suspect agents might not have put some players to us because they think we’re not going to pay that well, particularly foreign players.”

West Brom signed the likes of Salomon Rondon, Jonny Evans and James Chester in the summer and it is telling that only one of their new additions came from outside England.

But whatever people think about the money agents receive in today’s game, West Brom’s ethos seems to be working fine for them as they continue to impress under manager Tony Pulis.

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