Alan Shearer has claimed that Harry Kane could break his all-time Premier League goals record if he manages to avoid a serious injury for the remainder of his career.
Kane is already up to fifth in the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorers, with 178 strikes to his name, with only Alan Sherer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Sergio Aguero now sitting above the Tottenham man (Premierleague.com).
The England captain is currently 82 goals behind Shearer and, if he continues banging the goals in at the same rate he has so far in his career, he could clinch the record in another four or five seasons.
With Kane being just 28 years of age, in theory, that should give him a great chance of beating Shearer’s record.
However, the Newcastle legend pointed out that the Spurs star would need to avoid any long-term injuries, while insisting he would be fortunate to do so, given the way he plays.
Shearer said on Peter Crouch’s Podcast: “I’m looking over my shoulder now, obviously at Harry, and he’s got a great chance of doing it.
“Yeah, I do (think he will break it), you never know with injuries, he’s never had a serious injury and hopefully he doesn’t if you go through your career without a serious injury you’re very fortunate, particularly with the number of games he plays, the pace he plays at and how dynamic he is.”
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While Kane has avoided any long-term injuries, he has picked up three medium-term injuries (two ankle problems and one hamstring injury) that have essentially cost him a season of football.
Given how the 28-year-old takes care of himself, I fully expect him to be playing at the top level at least until he is 35 or 36. So, I think he can obliterate Shearer’s record and even go past 300 goals.
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