Premier League Great Alan Shearer Tips Erling Haaland, Harry Kane to Beat His Record

Premier League Great Alan Shearer Tips Erling Haaland, Harry Kane to Beat His Record

  • Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has said that Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has all it takes to break his magnificent record
  • Shearer scored 260 goals in English's top flight, a record that is yet to be broken despite him retiring in 2006
  • But the legendary hitman thinks that Harry Kane will get to that milestone before the Norwegian striker

English Premier League all-time top-scorer Alan Shearer has now backed Erling Haaland to beat his record.

The new Manchester City striker started life in the Premier League in an emphatic fashion by grabbing a brace against West Ham United.

Alan Shearer, Premier League top-scorers, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City
Alan Shearer believes that both Harry Kane and Erling Haaland have the potential to beat his Premier League record. Photos by James Gill/Rob Newell.
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That Haaland has the potential to score a lot of goals is not in question. The striker averaged a goal in every competitive game he played in the Bundesliga. And with a constant supply of service guaranteed at City from the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Shearer believes that Haaland has all it takes.

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Shearer scored 260 goals during his time at Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers and as Sport Bible reports, he thinks Haaland could be his apparent heir.

He’s the real deal, I've no doubt about that. I was really impressed when I interviewed him, he was super confident and despite that miss in the Community Shield he had a laugh about it.

But Shearer has opined that his fellow Englishman Harry Kane has a better chance to reach his milestone, given that he already has a huge headstart.

While Haaland is on two goals, Kane has already scored 183 goals, just 77 shy of the record. And at 29, Kane still has a couple of seasons to have a go at the long-standing record.

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Haaland bagged a brace in his first-ever game in the Premier League after joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund. De Bruyne was instrumental in setting up his second goal by providing his trademark defence-splitting passes.

The Norwegian then slotted the ball past Alphonse Areola in the West Ham United goal to guarantee a 2-0 win for the defending champions.