‘If he goes to City’ – Shearer on whether Kane can beat his PL goals record

Harry Kane
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Alan Shearer has claimed that he expects Harry Kane to ‘absolutely obliterate’ his Premier League goals record if he moves to Manchester City this summer.

Kane’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation over the past few months and it looks as though that will continue to be the case for the weeks and months ahead. 

Some reports have indicated that Manchester City have made an opening offer of £100m for the 27-year-old this week, with the Premier League Champions also allegedly willing to include the likes of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte as a part of the deal. 

However, other sources have suggested that no such bid has been made for the England captain so far. 

Irrespective of what is true, one suspects that there could be plenty of developments on this front before the transfer window slams shut. 

Whether he gets his move to City or not, the striker could be on course to break Shearer’s all-time record tally of 260 goals, with the Tottenham man just 94 behind the Newcastle legend.

When asked about sweating over the prospect of Kane breaking his record, Shearer told UMM (as quoted by Football.London): “Sweating, no. Do I think he’ll do it? He probably will.

“I’ve had it for twenty-odd years so it’ll go one day, and if it goes then why not to him (Harry Kane), he’s a nice guy.

“He’ll absolutely obliterate it if he goes to City.”

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Kane will likely break that record within five seasons if he stays at Spurs but if he moves to City, I can see him doing it in three. He could quite easily score 30 league goals a season given the kind of service he would be getting with Pep Guardiola’s side, which is probably why he is keen to join them.

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