Best XI of English players abroad as Harry Kane closes in on stunning £104m Bayern Munich transfer from Tottenham

HARRY KANE is set to become the latest England star to move abroad as he is on the verge of a major transfer to Bayern Munich.

Tottenham’s all-time top scorer agreed personal deals with the Bundesliga giants on Thursday night after the two clubs agreed a £104million deal.

Kane is expected to join Bayern Munich in a club-record transfer


Kane is expected to join Bayern Munich in a club-record transferPhoto credit: AFP



Bellingham became the most expensive English player of all time when he joined Real Madrid


Bellingham became the most expensive English player of all time when he joined Real MadridPhoto credit: Getty

He will reportedly be earning £415,000 a week in Germany, making him one of the highest-paid English footballers of all time.

But if he makes the move, Kane will also become the latest in a long line of stars to have played professionally abroad.

SunSport have compiled a squad of the best players currently playing for a non-British team, starting with Kane and England’s most expensive player of all time – Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham joined Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for £115million in June.

He has been linked with moves to Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Spain from Germany but eventually insisted on joining the 14-time Champions League winners.

The 20-year-old midfielder has already scored once in four pre-season games for Los Blancos.

And he is expected to play a big role in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad when the new La Liga season begins.

England midfielder Jordan Henderson also made a big move abroad this summer.


The former Liverpool captain joined Saudi Arabia from Anfield last month when he joined Al-Ettifaq for £13million.

He is said to be making a whopping £700,000 a week with the Saudi Pro League side but his decision to switch has drawn backlash from fans.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek completes the midfield trio of England stars abroad.

The 27-year-old, who played at Chelsea for 19 years before leaving Stamford Bridge in June, completed his move to AC Milan.

Upon arriving at the San Siro, he joined former Chelsea team-mate Fikayo Tomori, who also played for the Three Lions.

Tomori, who joined AC Milan permanently in 2021, has made three appearances with England’s senior team.

He has established himself as one of the Serie A stars alongside former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Smalling, who made 31 appearances for England between 2011 and 2017, joined Roma in 2020 and quickly saw a rebound in his form.

Since then he has made 143 appearances for the Italian giants.

Best Eleven English Players Abroad


Best Eleven English Players Abroad

Ex-Chelsea star Tammy Abraham is also a key member of Jose Mourinho’s Roma squad.

He joined the club in 2021 in a £34m transfer from the Blues and played a crucial role in helping the team to their first Europa Conference League title.

Reece Oxford is another English-born star who is starring abroad.

The former West Ham junior switched to FC Augsburg in 2019 and has made 80 appearances since then.

He is one of several English stars playing in Germany.

Teen superstar Jamie Bynoe-Gittens has taken the Bundesliga by storm since making his senior debut for Borussia Dortmund in April 2022.

The 19-year-old has since scored three goals in 24 first-team appearances.

Former Tottenham star Marcus Edwards is currently enjoying a successful spell in Portugal.

The midfielder joined Sporting Lisbon for £6.5million in January 2022 and has since scored 15 goals and provided 17 assists.

Essex-born goalkeeper Etienne Green previously represented France at youth level but switched international affiliations in August 2021.

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Although he switched allegiances to England two years ago, he has always played football in France.

The 23-year-old now plays for Ligue 2 club St Etienne.

Henderson joined Al-Ettifaq this summer


Henderson joined Al-Ettifaq this summerPhoto credit: Reuters
Bynoe-Gittens has impressed since his Borussia Dortmund debut last summer


Bynoe-Gittens has impressed since his Borussia Dortmund debut last summerPhoto credit: Getty

Zack Zwiezen

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