Dimitar Berbatov names ‘easy’ timeframe Harry Kane needs to break Alan Shearer’s record

Dimitar Berbatov names ‘easy’ timeframe Harry Kane needs to break Alan Shearer’s record
There are still doubts over whether Harry Kane will remain at Tottenham or leave for Bayern, but a former Spurs striker thinks the Englishman is too close to the Premier League goal record to leave

Dimitar Berbatov has given an “easy” time frame for Harry Kane to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record.


Shearer still holds the record for the most goals scored by a single player in Premier League history. The legendary striker, 52, netted a staggering 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United over a 14-year spell since the league’s inception.


Fast approaching the hefty tally has been Tottenham ace Kane, 30. Since scoring his first top flight goal in the 2012/13 season, the England captain has gone on to notch mind-boggling stats season after season and is now just 47 goals away from matching Shearer’s record – once thought to be untouchable.

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Yet it remains unclear whether the Spurs talisman will stay in England beyond this summer due to heavy interest from German champions Bayern Munich, who are looking to make a fourth bid shortly.

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Kane himself has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga giants but is not agitating for a transfer. Bayern’s next bid expected to be around £94million is still £6m off Daniel Levy’s valuation, meaning it’s unclear whether Spurs will part ways with their star man.


Former Tottenham, Manchester United and Bulgaria striker Berbatov believes a swift resolution is needed regarding the ongoing Kane saga, before adding that he thinks Kane will “easily” match Shearer’s record in the next one-and-a-half seasons.


Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov said: “This Harry Kane saga has to end at some point, it feels like a movie sequel. I played in Germany so I know the appeal of Bayern Munich and the history behind the club.


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“I’m not sure what is true in the media at the moment, I read that Daniel Levy turned down a €100m bid. For me personally, I’d be sad to see Kane go to another country. I’d like him to stay in the Premier League.

“Kane leaving would be a big negative for the Premier League as a whole, he’s one of the greatest goalscorers of this generation and it would hurt the league if he stopped playing in England. There is still a lot of time until the end of the transfer window, if he moves to another team I’d prefer if it was a Premier League side. It would be tough to watch him play in another country.


“Harry Kane is about a season-and-a-half away from breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League record based on his scoring record, and it will be easy to break that record if he stays in England, it’s a big thing for a striker, to achieve a goalscoring record and be number one for years to come. That will be on his mind for sure.

“Everyone is talking about trophies and it’s probably on Kane’s mind too, it’s something Bayern Munich can offer because they’re always favourites to win the German trophies. But is a Bundesliga title the same worth as a Premier League title? At the end of the day, a title is a title.


“People think that his four goals against Shakhtar Donetsk was a type of farewell, with the latest news perhaps that won’t be the case, but maybe we’ll see something happen in the last days of the transfer window. Knowing Daniel Levy, he wants to protect Tottenham and get them the best deal possible. More drama will come, but at the end of the day, it’s Kane’s decision.

“One thing is for sure, if he leaves the Premier League, it will be completely different without him.”

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