Former Premier League winners Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton have both tipped Tottenham striker Harry Kane to break the England goalscoring record.
Kane hit a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley to take his England tally to 25, just five behind Shearer, and both the former Blackburn hitmen think he’ll surpass Wayne Rooney’s total.
In the Daily Mail, Sutton said: “Harry Kane will surely break Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53 goals. Like Alan Shearer, he is a natural goalscorer. Shearer got 30 goals for England… Kane could pass that total by the end of Euro 2020 qualifying.”
Shearer, in the Sun, said: “Harry will be eyeing up Wayne Rooney’s England record of 53 goals and given he is still only 26 years old, he has every chance of breaking it. Harry could have another six or seven years playing for England… and he is going to get plenty of chances, especially because he is playing alongside Raheem Sterling.”
TBR’s View – England record more achievable than Shearer’s Premier League total
Kane has been talked about in relation to Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals as well as the England crown, but it’s the international one that looks more within reach.
Shearer’s one would require a greater amount of luck with injury and of course for Kane to remain in the Premier League pretty much throughout his career.
But Kane is England’s undisputed main man, and will always start up front when he’s fit and should be able to write his name into the history books if he carries on at his current rate.