Speaking after Harry Kane broke his record for most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year, Alan Shearer said that it is ‘inevitable’ that Real Madrid and Barcelona would launch bids for the Tottenham Hotspur striker. Kane bagged a hat-trick on Tuesday as Spurs thrashed Southampton 5-2. His first goal took him past Shearer’s tally of 36 set in 1995 and the new Premier League record set by the 24-year-old now stands at 39.
Shearer told BBC Sport that he was unsure whether Kane would leave his beloved Spurs but does anticipate interest from the big two in Spain.
“It’s inevitable they will come calling or come asking, because he’s that good a player and wouldn’t look out of place in either of those teams.”
The stats are there to back that theory up. This year Kane has notched 56 goals in all competitions, including for England. That makes him the leading scorer in Europe for 2017. That accolade has gone to either Barcelona’s Lionel Messi or Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in each of the previous seven years.
Real Madrid Need A Proven Goalscorer
Real Madrid’s poor La Liga form comes down to one thing; the taking of chances. They’ve so often dominated games in the manner that we have come to expect but have continually struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. Harry Kane would be the ideal player to solve that problem and ease the goalscoring burden on an ageing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema gives a lot to the team but has not been a prolific scorer in recent times. Real Madrid could do with a player in the mould of Ruud van Nistelrooy or Michael Owen, whose primary function is to convert chances into goals. Shearer spoke of Kane’s passion for finding the back of the net and that desire to score goals is just what Real need right now.
“He has an obsession to score goals and that’s what all goalscorers have to have. He has that, and you can tell because once he gets one goal he wants another goal. Once he gets two, he wants another one.”