Leyton Orient were the biggest spenders in the National League on agent fees, a report by the FA has revealed.

The O’s spent £39,537 on agents from February 2017 to January 2018, almost double the amount which the league’s second highest spenders, Hartlepool United, paid. York City round out the top three, having paid £17,168 to agents or intermediaries in the last year.

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for Orient’s high figure is the busy transfer window the club had last summer, with the O’s practically having to build a squad from scratch after Nigel Travis’ takeover, with just ten players on the books when the businessman took over.

The likes of Macauley Bonne, George Elokobi, Josh Coulson, James Dayton and Craig Clay, among others, all arrived at the club last summer, with Martin Ekpiteta, Sam Ling and James Brophy all being added to the squad recently.

Aldershot Town were the lowest spenders in the National League, with just £112 going towards agents over the last year, while league leaders Macclesfield Town paid £3,000.

Local rivals Dagenham and Redbridge were also one of the lowest spenders in the division, with £4,080 being paid to agents or intermediaries.

A total of £188,869 was paid to agents by National League sides, a figure which seems rather small compared to the £211,011,187 spent by Premier League clubs on intermediaries during the same period.