Cape Town - Alan Shearer believes
that Harry Kane has
the quality to play for Real
Madrid or Barcelona after
his Boxing Day hat-trick for Tottenham
Kane took his 2017 tally up to 39
Premier League goals as Spurs beat Southampton 5-2 at Wembley, smashing
Shearer’s record in the process.
"Not only has he beaten my
calendar-year record in the Premier League, but with his second successive
hat-trick he eclipsed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for goals in all
competitions in 2017 for club and country," Shearer wrote in The Sun.
"That is some company to be
in but, believe me, he could score goals for Barcelona and Real Madrid as well.
There lies the problem for Spurs going forward, of course
"The club will not want to
move into their brand-new stadium without their biggest star. 'One of our own'
as the Spurs faithful chant.
"But things have stalled a
bit on the pitch after title tilts in the last two seasons, although they have
been impressive in the Champions League.
"If they don't win anything
in the next two years, Kane could have a big decision to make and there will be
no lack of suitors with big money wanting him.
"The fact Spurs are his club
will be a big factor. I know as well as anyone what it means to play for your
home-town club and stay loyal to them."