A total of 11 Hull City agents have seen them represent both club and player this season. Any transfer, loan, new contract, updated listing or scholarship involving an agent – or rather an intermediary to give it its technical name – is recorded by the FA and published in an annual report.
A total of 2,318 deals took place involving agents across the English football pyramid between February 2, 2021 and January 31, 2022. More than half of these, 57%, saw the agent representing more than a party to the transaction – either the player, the registering club or the selling club. At the MKM stage, however, the ratio is 79%.
The Tigers have had 14 agent deals this season. A total of 11 of them saw the agent representing both the club and the player involved. This dual representation – or triple representation in the case of these seven agreements – is not illegal, but is controversial and something FIFA has long wanted to ban.
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The dual representation agreements were new or updated listings for Sean McLoughlin, Ahmed Salam, Alfie Jones, Tom Nixon, Andy Cannon, Randell Williams and George Moncur. Double representation also took place in four new recruits – Di’Shon Bernard, Tyler Smith, Regan Slater and Ryan Longman.
None of Hull City’s deals involved triple agent representation. However, seven deals in England have seen the agent represent all three sides.
Transfer of Nathan Collins from Stoke City to Burnley, with Eamonn Collins representing all three parties
Manchester City’s Morgan Rogers on loan to Bournemouth, with SME 83 Ltd representing all three parties as contractors
Transfer of Craig Dawson from Watford to West Ham, with Unique Sports Management acting as agent
Transfer of Sam Morsy from Middlesbrough to Ipswich Town, with Jake Speight as agent
Loan of Nuno Da Costa from Nottingham Forest to Caen, with Jeroen Hoogewerf as agent
Transfer of Todd Kane from QPR to Coventry City, with CAA Base Limited acting as agent
Transfer of James Bolton from Portsmouth to Plymouth Argyle, with Fifteen Eleven Management acting as agent
The practice is on the decline, however, according to the figures. Last season, 67% of all agent deals saw the agent double or triple their representation, and you can see a list of all agent deals here