Noel Whelan is impressed Leeds United were revealed to have one of the lowest spends for agents’ fees.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heralded both the club and the players’ representatives for keeping figures low at Elland Road.
As revealed by the FA last week, Leeds spent just over £7million on agent fees between February 2020 and 2021, the fifth-lowest figure in the Premier League.
Only West Brom, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Southampton paid less to intermediaries for their transfer and contract dealings.
Leeds signed the likes of international stars Robin Koch, Rodrigo and Robin Koch last summer.
Meanwhile. Illan Meslier and Helder Costa saw their loan moves turned permanent, while Raphinha also joined from Rennes.
In addition, the likes of Jamie Shackleton and Pascal Struijk have been handed new and improved contracts at Elland Road.
With so much business done at Elland Road, Whelan admitted it was great to see agent fees as low as they were.
Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “I think we were the sixth-highest spenders in the summertime as well.
“Look, it’s great, it’s nice to know there’s not that many greedy agents out there. They’re not all the same like (Mino) Raiola.
“When you’re signing players, it’s not just the fee and the wages, you’ve also got to consider the agents that you’re working with. Think about their fees as well and what they expect from selling one of their players on their books.
“I think that’s good work all around there by the club and the agencies as well.
“You’ve got to commend them. It’s very easy these days to sting a club if they desperately want a player. That’s the way business should be done.”