Sterling, Kane, Sancho: The 20 best-paid English footballers in the world

Harry Magure, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and John Stones in action for England

Raheem Sterling’s seven-year stint with Manchester City will come to an end in the next few days.

The Englishman is on the verge of joining City’s Premier League rivals, Chelsea.

The Blues have agreed a deal with City worth £50m for the 27-year-old, per the Telegraph.

He will become the first signing made by Chelsea’s new owners, who took the reigns from Roman Abramovich in May.

The Telegraph also state that Sterling has signed a lucrative five-year deal worth £300,000-per-week.

There is also an option of extending his stay by an extra year.

But how does his Chelsea salary compare to England’s best footballers?

View the 20 highest-paid English footballers in the world, per Spotrac, below…

Raheem Sterling is on the verge of signing for Chelsea
BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Raheem Sterling of England looks on during a training session at St George’s Park on November 11, 2021 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

=20. Dean Henderson | Manchester United (on loan at Nottingham Forest | £100,000-per-week

=20. Jordan Pickford | Everton | £100,000-per-week

=18. James Maddison | Leicester City | £110,000-per-week

=18. Kyle Walker | Manchester City | £110,000-per-week

=14. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | Liverpool | £120,000-per-week

=14. Callum Hudson-Odoi | Chelsea | £120,000-per-week

=14. Ben White | Arsenal | £120,000-per-week

=14. Danny Ings | Aston Villa | £120,000-per-week

=12. Jordan Henderson | Liverpool | £140,000-per-week

ROME, ITALY – JULY 03: Harry Kane of England celebrates with Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Quarter-final match between Ukraine and England at Olimpico Stadium on July 03, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

=12. Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | £140,000-per-week

10. Luke Shaw | Manchester United | £150,000-per-week

=10. Kalvin Phillips | Manchester City | £150,000-per-week (Per Goal)

9. Trent Alexander-Arnold | Liverpool | £180,000-per-week

8. Harry Maguire | Manchester United | £189,904-per-week

7. Ben Chilwell | Chelsea | £190,000-per-week

=5. Harry Kane | Tottenham Hotspur | £200,000-per-week

=5. Marcus Rashford | Manchester United | £200,000-per-week

4. John Stones | Manchester City | £250,000-per-week

=2. Raheem Sterling | Chelsea | £300,000-per-week* (when deal is announced)

=2. Jack Grealish | Manchester City | £300,000-per-week

1. Jadon Sancho | Manchester United | £350,000-per-week

England's national football team
MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 07: England players pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Germany and England at Allianz Arena on June 07, 2022 in Munich, Germany. The German national team will play the match in the Women’s national kit in support of their upcoming UEFA Women’s European Championship campaign. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Sancho is the highest-paid English footballer in the world. He is paid a whopping £350k-per-week by Manchester United.

Grealish and Sterling find themselves in joint-third, with both earning a cool £300k-per-week.

Perhaps surprisingly, Stones is England’s fourth best-paid player, earning more than captain, Kane.

Elsewhere, Maguire earns more than Alexander-Arnold, while Henderson, despite playing just 29 times for United, sneaks into the top 20.

Notable players that miss out from the top 20 include Reece James (£58,000-per-week), Mason Mount (£88,462-per-week) and Jarrod Bowen (£96,154-per-week).

While Phil Foden earns ‘just’ £40,000-per-week at Man City, according to the Daily Star. That is set to rise very soon, though, with The Mirror claiming he is on the verge of signing a £200,000-per-week extension.

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