Kane sets his sights on Shearer record

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Having already found the back of the net 21 times so far during the Premier League campaign, with seven games still remaining, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has recently revealed that he has Alan Shearer’s long standing goal scoring record in his sights as a long-term target. In breaking the 20-goal barrier, Kane recently became only the fifth Englishman in Premier League history to do so, joining the likes of Andy Cole and Michael Owen in the record books. Kane must be looking to fire his Tottenham side to Premier League glory over the coming weeks, having recovered from a poor start to the season personally. A goal for England in their recent comeback victory over Germany should have done his confidence no harm as the season reaches its peak.

Kane is currently two goals clear of his nearest rival, England teammate Jamie Vardy, in the race for the Premier League golden boot award, and the Londoner will be hoping a strong end to the season will secure him a starting place in Roy Hodgson’s England side for the European Championship this summer. With Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino seemingly bringing the best out of the youngster after a challenging start to the campaign, the Spurs faithful are hoping the Argentine commits his long-term future to the club amidst current speculation. As football manager betting is the newest craze in 2016, Betway currently offer odds of 3.75/1 for former Southampton man to guide Tottenham to Premier League glory this time around.

With Shearer having scored an astonishing 260 Premier League goals in his playing career, Kane still has a lot of work to do to get anywhere near that figure, currently sitting on a tally of just 45. Tottenham will almost surely need Kane to further contribute in front of goal, as they look to overcome a five-point deficit from leaders Leicester City. Still, at just 22 years of age, Kane is bidding to become the first Englishman to win the Premier League golden boot since Kevin Phillips back in 2000, after the Sunderland man found the back of the net 30 times during the campaign. Now, Tottenham face a crucial trip to Anfield this coming weekend as they look to continue to apply pressure to Claudio Ranieri’s men.

With Kane appearing to be a likely starter for England come the Euro 2016 championships in France this summer, he may well aim to take more prominence in the battle for the Golden Boot award. Betway currently offer odds of 17/1 for the Premier League top scorer to come out on top in the season ending tournament, with the progression of England, of course, playing a major part in its likelihood.

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