Paul Merson makes Harry Kane goalscoring prediction ahead of new season

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Harry Kane
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Paul Merson has backed Tottenham striker Harry Kane to win the Premier League Golden Boot award next season. 

The new campaign is set to get underway in less than a month and teams in the top-flight are continuing to work through their pre-season preparations. 

Spurs, who have made five new additions in the transfer window so far, will be looking to build on their top four finish last term and close the gap on runaway duo Manchester City and Liverpool. 

But in doing so, talisman and England captain Kane will be hoping to start his season on a stronger note than last after he struggled to get in amongst the goals in the early stages. 

Although he finished his campaign with 17 goals, he ended up six behind teammate Heung-min Son and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who both shared the Golden Boot with 23 goals each (BBC Sport).

And with a fresh season approaching, former Arsenal man Merson believes Kane will rebound and do enough to wrestle back the award he has previously won on three occasions. 

He wrote in his column for Sportskeeda: “I always go for Harry Kane when someone asks me to predict the winner of the Golden Boot because he’s some player. 

“He had three league goals last season until December but ended up finishing just four shy of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son, who shared the Golden Boot with 23 goals apiece.”

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The first few months of Kane’s season last time out were pretty well documented, but you could tell he wasn’t in the right frame of mind with the summer transfer speculation and the manager situation. 

Things at Spurs appear to be much different now, though, and hopefully the more positive environment will allow him to play more freely and hit the goals in at a nice pace. 

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