Lots of Leeds United fans have flocked to a recent tweet from Phil Hay this week.
Leeds rank as the fourth highest in the Championship behind Stoke City, Swansea City and Fulham having paid out £4.03m in total.
Overall, second-flight teams spent a whopping £49m but that’s merely a fraction on the Premier League’s £263m.
In that time, United have brought in some big-money players such as Kiko Casilla and loanees Jean-Kevin Augustin and Ben White, but it remains to be seen exactly where their money has been spent.
Has Victor Orta done a good job at Leeds?
It’s led to one supporter brandishing it as “disgusting” whilst another fan labelled agents as “scum of the earth.”
Meanwhile, Leeds are back in league action on Saturday where they will be looking to get their title charge back on track with a win over the Cottagers at Elland Road.
Should Marcelo Bielsa’s side secure a long-awaited return to the top-flight, that £4m will look like a mere drop in the ocean.
Here’s how the Whites faithful reacted…
That’s just for Mino Raiola
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) June 24, 2020
Not at all a conman costa agent, agents fees are not just related to signings they are also related to new contracts signed by many Leeds players, a % goes to the agent for securing an improved deal.
— Nige ⚽️🍺🍾 MOT (@hectorswhites) June 24, 2020
That is a lot Phil for very few ‘cash’ signings in 2019. Is most of this to agents helping to shift OUT the remaining dross last summer?
— Chris Kirk (@chrislkirk) June 24, 2020
We haven’t bought or loaned a player worth 4 million in 10 years.
— Martin Barnes (@MartinB62957739) June 24, 2020
Agent fees are a joke , if I was one I wouldn’t be complaining tho
— caleb 🇮🇨⚽️ (@caleb23lufc) June 25, 2020
— Notatts platts (@PlattsSimon) June 24, 2020
The agents fees will have been astronomical under Ridsdale. Probably more than the value of our current squad and that was 20 years ago
— ledge200 (@easytiger69) June 24, 2020
Yeah, Orta is value for it, though.
— Isaac (@IsaacBanfield) June 24, 2020
So really helders agent is a con man?
— Josh Stone 💙💛 (@Joshstone23) June 24, 2020
— ben (@benIufc) June 24, 2020
Football agents are the scum of the Earth
— Domfitzy (@domfitzy) June 24, 2020