Paul Merson: I would be shocked if Tottenham ace did this, believes he will leave
By Amir Mir
Paul Merson has stated that he would be “shocked” if Tottenham ace Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.
Sky Sports pundit Merson also believes that the England striker will eventually move on from the north London club who are currently contending for a Champions League place.
Former Newcastle striker Shearer scored 260 goals during his career in the PL, including being crowned English champions with Blackburn in 1995.
At this moment in time, Spurs striker Kane is one of the hottest properties in English football, with the 23-year-old currently leading the race to win the golden boot for this season.
Kane won that accolade in the previous campaign and former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes other clubs will target the highly-rated forward if he continues to score.
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“If Kane kept injury free and he stayed at Tottenham for the next ten years then he has every chance,” Merson told Sky Sports before Spurs’ FA Cup win against Millwall. “But, it is still a big ask to keep on doing it, year in, year out. People will target Harry Kane, he’s their chief player and people still cannot stop him.”
“I would say so [a target for other clubs] because he is a footballer, he’s not just a player who can just score goals. He’s good at set up play, he’s got good vision and he’s got a good football brain. So, [him being targeted by other clubs] wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
“I’d be shocked if he beat Alan Shearer’s record, not because he’s not a good player but I can see him moving on.”
This season, Kane has played 29 Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League matches for his side, scoring 24 goals.
Furthermore, he is currently ahead the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero in the goalscoring charts in the league with 19 from 22 encounters.
He went off injured after ten minutes as his side secured a comfortable 6-0 win against Millwall in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Compared with Shearer’s record, he is a long way off from the former England captain, but he is at this moment in time, looking likely to catch that record.
Overall, Kane has scored 68 goals in the English Premier League and he will be looking to continue that run by helping his team secure a top four spot this term.
In other Tottenham news, this 23-year-old should be sold after the win against Millwall.