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“The shearer’s heir” – Charlie Austin back impressive Tottenham striker Harry Kane to break record

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Speaking on the TalkSPORT GameDay Podcast, Charlie Austin back the Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to break Alan shearer record.

Harry Kane with the Golden Boot & Playmaker Winner award.

The QPR forward was speaking about his admiration for Alan Shearer when he was growing up, and he claims that Kane is the only striker who looks capable of breaking the Newcastle legend’s Premier League goalscoring record.

Indeed, Shearer’s 260 goal record has stood for a long time now, and nobody has come close to breaking his landmark tally.

However, Austin believes that Kane is the only person who looks capable of breaking Shearer’s record.

“Shearer was the ultimate number nine, he was and he still is. 260 Premier League goals, Harry Kane is the only person that looks capable of breaking that record, but he was the ultimate number nine, ask anyone in English football who is the ultimate number nine and they’ll say Alan Shearer,” Austin said.

TOP 7 PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHEST GOALS SCORER 

1. Alan Shearer – 260 

2. Wayne Rooney – 208

3. Andrew Cole – 187

4. Sergio Aguero – 184

5 Frank Lampard – 177

6 Thierry Henry – 175

7 Harry Kane – 171

 

WILL IT BE BROKEN?

This time three months ago, you might say  Kane breaking Shearer’s record was a foregone conclusion.

However, after a poor start to this season and a patchy run of form,Harry Kane seems to back to his best which could prove to be a closely run contest in the EPL record.

Kane 28 is just 89 goals behind Shearer, which means if he can stay consistent for the next 6 years, he could break Alan Shearer’s record.

so he needs to average 15 goals a season for the next six years – that’s if he decides to stay in England in any case.

  1. It’s certainly doable, but life isn’t predictable anyway. Let’s see what happens before the next six years.

 

 

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