The Premier League has over time become the most competitive league in the world and without a doubt the richest league across the globe. A number of English clubs have become global, commercial entities and their popularity has helped them earn large amounts of revenue, which in turn helps them spend big in the transfer market.
Here, we take a look at the five most expensive Englishmen in history.
1. Harry Maguire (Leicester City to Man United) - €87m
Manchester United's capture of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in 2019 for €87million, made the defender the most expensive Englishmen and the most expensive defender in history of football.
While many have aimed criticism at the club for the amount of money they spent on Maguire, the centre-back for his part has established himself as one of the best players at the club.
While he still has a few areas to improve upon, there is no doubt that he adds experience, leadership and stability to United's defence.
2. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund to Man United) - €85m
United finally got Jadon Sancho on their books in 2021 for €85million after spending more than a year in his pursuit, with the Red Devils signing one of the most sought after youngsters in the world.
Sancho was brilliant for Borussia Dortmund in his four seasons with the senior team, and is expected to be the key if United are to compete for trophies in the 2021/22 season.
3. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool to Man City) - €63.7m
Raheem Sterling moved to Manchester City before Pep Guardiola joined the club, but there is no doubt that the England international has thrived under the tutelage of the Spaniard - becoming one of the best players in the league.
Sterling's all-round game has improved by leaps and bounds in the recent past, and it was on show at the recently concluded 2020 European Championships.
The 26-year-old has become an integral part of City's side as seen by the 114 goals he has scored for them so far.
4. Ben White (Brighton to Arsenal) - €58m
That Arsenal paid €58m for Ben White, just goes to show how highly rated he is in England, with the youngster also capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and as a right-back.
At only 23-years-old, he has all the time to become a future great and if he plays to his potential, then one can expect him to become the rock at the back for Arsenal for a decade or so.
5. John Stones (Everton to Man City) - €55.6m
Hailed by many as one of the best defenders to come from England, John Stones has ensured that he remains one of the best in the Premier League and has bounced back from disappointments in the recent past.
The 27-year-old has established himself as a key member of the defence under Pep Guardiola and is one of the first names on the team sheet for England.