Alan Shearer holds the Premier League record for the most individual goals scored by a player with 260, but Tottenham striker Harry Kane is on course to break it.
Now up to 162 goals in the Premier League, The Englishman has had another brilliant season, despite his side performing far worse than they were expected to at this stage.
In fact, a Champions League qualification is looking increasingly unlikely for Tottenham. This is reflected in the fact that Spurs are 14/1 in the football betting for a top-four finish this season, and are going to need to go on an incredible run over the next couple of months to qualify. So, Kane will be concentrating on what he can do over the next two months, not only to help the team but stay on pace to break Shearer’s record tally.
Injuries Have Been an Issue
As impressive as Kane’s current tally is, the Spurs striker has had his fair share of injuries, a number of which have kept him out of action for long periods of time. Without those, he would be even closer to Shearer right now.
Having missed 16 games last season through a hamstring injury which he picked up in a game against Southampton, Kane was able to return before the season finished. However, his tally of 18 was, unsurprisingly, down on what it normally is. But if the 27-year-old can avoid any more long-term problems, he should continue to score 20 goals a season which will bring him up to the record at the age of 32.
A Move Away from Tottenham This Summer?
The other way Kane would fail to break the Premier League goalscoring record is if he chooses to transfer to another league. Real Madrid has been reportedly interested in his services in the past, as have other major European clubs.
Kane has publicly said, he would only leave Tottenham if his club failed to remain in contention for trophies. The Carabao Cup final against Manchester City could therefore be a huge game in terms of convincing their star striker that his future should remain in North London.
If he did want to move, Manchester City and Manchester United are also likely to be interested, especially as City are losing Sergio Aguero this summer and will be on the lookout for his replacement. Given Kane is considered one of the best goalscorers in Europe, he is sure to be at the top end of their shortlist. United have also long been admirers of Kane and if he became available, it is hard to see them not being one of the clubs who make an offer to Tottenham.
Whatever the future holds for Kane, it looks likely that a new record will be a part of it. If he desperately wants to break the Premier League goalscoring record, and providing there are no more unfortunate injuries, expect to see him stay in the league and go on to do it.