By Craig Scott

31st Mar, 2021 | 7:13pm

Leeds United pay registration fee for Patrick Bamford

Leeds United paid a “registration” fee for Patrick Bamford between February 2020 and February 2021, according to BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope.

On Wednesday, the FA published the sums of money Premier League clubs spent on agent fees in the aforementioned time period.

Premier League clubs spent £272million on agent fees, with Leeds accounting for just over £7million of that.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Pope reported that Leeds splashed out on agent fees as they welcome Raphinha, Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Joe Gelhardt, Illan Meslier and Helder Costa to the club on permanent deals.

It is understood they also forked out fees as Jamie Shackleton, Ryan Edmondson, Niall Huggins, Alfie McCalmont and Pascal Struijk signed new deals.

Interestingly, an extra fee was paid for Bamford to update his registration.

What does that mean?

We’re not 100 per cent sure what that fee was but it seems as though the money might have been paid because something about Bamford was updated at the Football Association’s headquarters.

It’s unlikely that it will have been a big fee but it does lead us to question what it actually means.

Either way, it’s unlikely to mean much in the grand scheme of things with Bamford lighting it up in the Premier League for Leeds United.

The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker has been on fire this season, scoring 14 goals and supplying seven assists in 29 Premier League appearances.

He was very unlucky to have not been called up to the current England squad, with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins pipping him to the post despite scoring fewer goals in the Premier League.

In other Leeds United news, an Athletic journalist has responded to the latest update on Leeds’ pursuit of Rodrigo De Paul.