Harry Kane celebrates a goal against Everton
Monday, September 11, 2017
Joey Barton claims Harry Kane is on course to become the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer.
Alan Shearer currently leads the top scorers’ chart with 260 goals – a massive 180 ahead of Kane – but Barton believes the Tottenham hitman, still only 24, is capable of overhauling that historic landmark.
Sours boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared Kane to Argentine legend Gabriel Batistuta, and Barton admits he can see why.
Speaking as co-host of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast alongside Jeff Stelling, he said: “You look at everything about him [Kane] – his link-up play, he knows when to play simple and early, he knows when to pull the trigger.
“I’ve seen Pochettino say he can be better than Batistuta, and when you look at them they are very similar. They both shoot on sight, usually with great power.
“Kane’s record is scary. He’s scored 80 Premier League goals, the majority of them in the last three years.
“It’s early days but, if I was Alan Shearer, I’d be worried about Kane maybe coming and taking that Premier League goals record.”