ROME — Serie A clubs spent nearly 30 percent less on player agent fees in 2017 compared to 2016.
The Italian football federation released details on agent fees on Monday and the 20 Serie A clubs spent a total of â‚¬138 million last year compared to â‚¬193m the year before.
Six-time defending champion Juventus again led the way by spending â‚¬42m on agents, followed by Champions League semifinalist Roma with â‚¬23m.
AC Milan, who overhauled their entire squad, spent â‚¬21m, while Inter Milan made a drastic drop from the â‚¬23.4m they spent in 2016 to little more than â‚¬3.2m last year.
Promoted Spal were the only club not to break the million euro barrier, spending a league-low â‚¬98,750.
Serie A players, meanwhile, spent a total of â‚¬10.5m on agent fees.