Harry Kane is clearly the best striker in England’s top tier right now. He might even be the best striker in the world. He has contributed directly to 18 goals in 11 games this season, recording 8 goals and 10 assists. But is he the best-paid striker in the Premier League right now?
We’ve answered that question by listing the 25 best-paid strikers in the Premier League 20/21 campaign.
Here are the highest-paid strikers in the EPL now:
- Andy Carroll – £75,000-per-week
- Danny Ings – £75,000-per-week
- Charlie Austin – £70,000-per-week
- Michail Antonio – £70,000-per-week
- Cenk Tosun – £60,000-per-week
Everton is paying Tosun a lot of money to sit on the bench. The striker has scored just once for the club since the 2019/20 season.
Carroll may also be considered overpaid given he is yet to score in 26 appearances since his return to Newcastle.
Ings is a bargain at £75k-per-week. His goals have propelled Southampton into contention for a European berth.
- Gabriel Jesus – £90,000-per-week
- Joelinton – £86,538-per-week
- Fabio Silva – £80,000-per-week
- Islam Slimani – £80,000-per-week
- Ollie Watkins – £75,000-per-week
Aston Villa spent a lot of money on Watkins last summer and that decision looks justified. He’s notched six goals in his first 10 league games for the club.
Slimani has been frozen out at Leicester, while Joelinton is also not showing why Newcastle paid so much for him.
- Sebastien Haller – £115,385-per-week
- Olivier Giroud – £110,000-per-week
- Odion Ighalo – £100,769-per-week
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin – £100,000-per-week
- Michy Batshuayi – £90,000-per-week
Batshuayi, Ighalo, and Haller are all not justifying their wage.
Calvert-Lewin is thriving under Carlo Ancelotti and has currently scored 11 goals already this campaign.
Giroud continues to impress when given a chance. It’s baffling that Frank Lampard hasn’t given him much game time in the past few months.
- Roberto Firmino – £180,000-per-week
- Timo Werner – £170,000-per-week
- Jamie Vardy – £140,000-per-week
- Raul Jimenez – £130,000-per-week
- Christian Benteke – £120,000-per-week
Benteke has struggled during his spell at Crystal Palace, despite scoring twice against West Brom last weekend.
Vardy, who is one month away from celebrating his 34th birthday, continues to prove he’s one of the league’s most deadly strikers.
- Anthony Martial – £250,000-per-week
- Sergio Aguero – £230,135-per-week
- Edinson Cavani – £210,000-per-week
- Harry Kane – £200,000-per-week
- Alexandre Lacazette – £182,051-per-week
Kane is only the fourth highest-paid striker, which is a surprise.
He’s surpassed by Cavani, Aguero, and Martial. The latter leads the way despite an underwhelming start to the 2020/21 season.