Former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer is convinced that England captain Harry Kane will smash his Premier League goals record if he seals a move to Manchester City this summer.
However, sources inside City and Tottenham indicated to football.london that no bid was on the table, and Spurs are determined to keep hold of their star man this summer, despite Kane’s willingness to leave the club and the north Londoners still being without a new head coach.
But if Spurs do decide to sell and Kane completes a big-money move to the Etihad Stadium this summer, Shearer is confident that the England striker will break his own long-standing Premier League record of 260 goals, with Kane currently 96 behind the former Blackburn Rovers ace.
“Sweating, (about Kane breaking his record) no,” Shearer told UMM. “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.”
Considering Kane, if he did make the move north, would be surrounded by creative architects, such as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, it is certainly possible that he would surpass Shearer’s record.
Last month, Kane admitted that a conversation would be needed with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about his future, hinting that he was jealous not to be playing in the UEFA Champions League – something Spurs will not be doing once again next term.
“I think so. I think it’s definitely a conversation to be had with the club,” Kane said during an interview with former Manchester United man Gary Neville. “Yeah, like you say, I want to be playing in the biggest games. The biggest moments.
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“Like, this season I’m there watching the Champions League, watching the English teams in there doing amazing. They are the games that I want to be involved in.
“I want to be in those games. So for sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman. I hope that we can have that conversation.
“I’m sure that he’ll want to set out the plan of where he sees it but ultimately it’s going to be down to me and how I feel and what’s going to be the best for me and my career this moment in time.”