Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the all-time Premier League top goalscorer with 260 goals to his name
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has admitted he would sign for Manchester City if he was still playing thanks to the quality of chances they create.

Shearer boasts one of the best goalscoring records of any striker in the world and remains the current Premier League top goalscorer with 260 strikes to his name. Having impressed with Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, the 53-year-old famously turned down Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson to sign for his hometown club where he scored 206 goals in 405 appearances.

However, in the latest episode of The Rest is Football podcast, Shearer was asked which club, past or present, he would sign for if he was in his prime. Without hesitation, the Englishman quickly explained his reasoning for choosing City.

Alan Shearer: the greatest Premier League goalscorer of all
“Man City [because] goals, goals, goals,” he said. “I mean you are just guaranteed goals.

“You look at [Erling] Haaland now, he is a magnificent player no doubt about it, but the chances that he gets, the goals he scores and even the chances that he misses sometimes, which is fine because you have to get in there, so I have to say Man City because you are guaranteed goals and success.”


Both Gary Lineker and Micah Richards joined Shearer on the podcast and agreed they would choose City too. But to give alternative responses, Lineker chose Pep Guardiola’s 2010s Barcelona team while the Blues’ former full-back decided on Arsenal’s Invincible team having grown up supporting the Gunners.


City return to action after Carabao Cup defeat to Shearer’s beloved Newcastle on Saturday when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.


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