Jamie O’Hara is confident that Harry Kane can break the Premier League all-time goalscoring record if he stays at Tottenham.
Alan Shearer has been the outright top scorer in the competition since his retirement in 2006 and nobody has surpassed him yet.
He managed a remarkable 260 goals in Premier League games, with Wayne Rooney the closest to him with 208.
Kane is currently climbing his way up the goalscoring charts and has 128 goals in just 185 Premier League matches.
The 26-year-old is a goal machine that should soon be entering the peak years of his career and he is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
Ex-Spurs midfielder O’Hara believes that chasing down Shearer’s record should be a big incentive for Kane and feels he can break it at Spurs.
“He’s worked on his game and become this prolific goalscorer. Harry Kane can be at Tottenham and still be classed as a great. Does he want to win a load of trophies? He could go abroad, but then the Premier League all-time goalscoring record goes out the window,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
“If I’m Harry Kane I’m looking at that, I’m looking at Shearer’s record thinking I can do this. If I get some trophies along the way great, but I think you can go down in history as one of the greats if you can beat that record and he can do that at Tottenham.”
Kane is certainly capable of going on to break all kind of goalscoring records if he continues playing in England during the next five to six years.
It’s hard to picture him playing anywhere else other than Spurs, as he came through their academy and they are the club that gave him his break in senior football.
The centre-forward does need to try get his team over the line for silverware and it will be a travesty if he ends up with none at the end of the campaign.
But Spurs are showing their ambition under Mauricio Pochettino and have a talented group of players that can win trophies.