Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Clive Allen says he would tell Harry Kane to try and score the most goals in Premier League history with the club.
Kane has been the side’s best striker so far this season, with 17 goals to his name, which is a tally he, and plenty of fans, wouldn’t have predicted at the start of the season.
Allen told BBC Radio 5 Live that he doesn’t see any harm in Kane setting his sights high and aiming for the 260 goal record set by former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer.
“I have no doubt Harry has got his eye on it (Shearer’s record) and he is being compared to players like Alan Shearer at the moment,” said Allen.
“He is the best goalscorer in the Premier League and his record is there to be shot at.”
“’Why not have a go for it Harry?’ is what I’d like to say to him.”
Kane is certainly finding ways to be effective in big games and his brace against Chelsea before the recent FA Cup games will give him the confidence that he can do the business against the biggest sides.
However, the real challenge for Kane will be how he reacts when sides start to find ways to keep him quiet.
He’ll have to reinvent himself, as Shearer did throughout his career, so that he doesn’t find himself muted in Tottenham’s attack.
It’s also important that he’s given the chance to express himself and lead the Tottenham frontline, with stories floating around of Tottenham’s interest in signing other strikers this month.
He’s got a hell of a long way to go but there’s no reason he can’t maintain his form over the next couple of seasons and then who knows what he might achieve.