Alan Shearer Airlines took off this month, transporting Harry Kane to Germany and ensuring the former Newcastle striker’s Premier League goal-scoring record finds a safe haven. Kane sits just 47 goals shy of Shearer’s current record of 260, but the England captain has inked a deal with Bayern Munich until 2027, when he’ll be 34, likely past his peak.
With the biggest threat to his record currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga, Shearer’s status as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer seems secure. He could retire early and enjoy a well-deserved rest. But can he?
Kane may have departed, but another prolific goal-scorer lurks, ready to haunt Shearer anew. After setting numerous records in his impressive debut Premier League season, Erling Haaland has had a strong start in his second campaign.
Shearer may need to keep his pilot’s uniform handy and start scouting potential new destinations. Manchester City’s goal machine is hungry and eyeing that record.