Harry Kane makes PL Golden Boot admission ahead of Haaland and Nunez arrivals

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Harry Kane
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has admitted that he is looking forward to the prospect of battling with Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez for the Premier League Golden Boot. 

England’s top flight is set to welcome two new star strikers in the coming weeks as the summer transfer window gets fully underway. 

Title holders City completed the signing of Haaland from Borussia Dortmund on Monday (Sky Sports) while Liverpool are on the verge of sealing an £85 million deal for Benfica’s Nunez (BBC Sport). 

The pair’s imminent arrival in the Premier League will mean Kane will have two new challengers in the hunt for the division’s Golden Boot award – an accolade he has won on three occasions before. 

But the England captain, 28, says he is relishing the fight on his hands and believes the competition from both Haaland and Nunez will push him towards improving as a player.

Kane said (via Football Daily): “The battle for the Golden Boot is always tough. The Premier League has produced some top strikers around the world for a number of years now. 

“I think every season I’ve been playing it’s always been a tough battle to win that Golden Boot and it’s no different. 

“You expect the top strikers to want to play in the Premier League and with those two new signings [Haaland and Nunez], that is going to be the case. 

“I think it helps me as a player to have new competition. It drives me to improve and get better, so for sure I look forward to the challenge.”

Haaland posted an impressive tally during his stint with Dortmund, racking up 86 goals in 89 appearances, while the latest campaign saw him score 29 in 30 outings (Transfermarkt). 

Nunez, meanwhile, notched 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Benfica (Transfermarkt), who were knocked out of the Champions League by future employers Liverpool 

Both face the prospect of wrestling the Golden Boot away from Kane’s Spurs teammate Heung-min Son, who shared last season’s award with Mohamed Salah. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

The Golden Boot race will be hotly contested next season with so many top forward names now in the Premier League.  While it will provide some good entertainment, it should also give the players some healthy competition as Kane was alluding to. 

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