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The Highest-Paid EPL Players After Kante Extension

In just five years, N'Golo Kante has gone from France's third tier to becoming Chelsea's highest-paid player. How does his salary compare to those of the Premier League's top earners?

Click through the gallery above to see the EPL's highest-paid players and what they earn weekly, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues midfielder put pen to paper on a deal worth a reported £290 000 (R5.17 million) a week on Friday, becoming the club's top earner in the process.

Kante's weekly wages almost doubled from £150 000 (R2.68 million) to put him on the same level as Paul Pogba and his current deal at Manchester United.

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are the only two Premier League players who earn more than the midfield duo. The Arsenal playmaker is on a reported salary of £350 000 (R6.24 million) a week, while Sanchez is believed to receive a whopping £500 000 (R8.92 million) weekly at Old Trafford.

Kante's rise to one of the league's highest-paid players is something of a modern-day fairy tale as, just five years ago, he was still playing for Boulogne in France's third division.

Read: The Highest-Paid Chelsea Stars After Kante Extension

Kante has not looked back since, winning back-to-back Premier League's with Leicester City and Chelsea, and then 2018 FIFA World Cup with France.

He is now the joint-third highest-paid player in English football – you can find the full list in our gallery above!

Do you think Kante deserves his whopping new salary? Have your say in the comments section below.

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