Norwich City paid £4,381,189 in agents’ fees for the past two transfer windows, according to new official figures published by the FA.

City’s spending was  the largest in the Championship, for the period from February 1 2022 to January 31 2023.

That spanned two transfer windows following relegation from the Premier League, with the Canaries signing Gabby Sara and Marcelino Nunez from their south American scouting network.

Newcastle loanee Isaac Hayden was also recruited before the Championship return. City made another foray into the loan market in January when they signed Marquinhos from Arsenal.

The club's figure includes liabilities for payments to agents connected to deals prior to this period.

In addition to new recruits, the transactions listed for Norwich involving intermediaries/agents in this period included updated contracts for Andrew Omobamidele, Jon Tomkinson and a number of academy professionals, along with the departure of Todd Cantwell to Rangers. 

By way of comparison, Norwich spent £8.6m on agents’ fees in the previous 12 month period. For the last season in the Championship, the figure was £6.8m.

Fellow relegated top flight clubs Watford (£4,331,252) and Burnley (£4,140,696) were behind Norwich in the current Championship list, with the second tier's total outlay for the latest accounting period £36.3m.

That compared with £51.5m by Manchester City alone in the same period, with the Premier League clubs' total outlay recorded on agents' fees listed as £318.2m  

League One Ipswich spent £849,657 in the same period.

The figures for National League King's Lynn have also been published by the FA. The Linnets spent £2,000 on agents' fees, compared to £1,200 in the previous reporting period, out of a total of £663,237 in the National League.