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Alan Shearer drops truth bomb about Harry Kane after losing his PL record

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Trust Harry Kane, on the verge of history, to finish 2017 with two hat-tricks in two games.

The Tottenham star was closing in on the Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year, but ended up smashing Alan Shearer's tally of 1995 by hitting Southampton for three. In fact, he even managed to usurp Lionel Messi as the top scorer this year in major European leagues.

When you outscore the likes of Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Roberto Lewandowski, it's fair to say you've had quite the 12 months.

As for the Shearer feat, the Premier League's all-time top scorer just had to applaud the man who looks the most tangible threat to his tally of 260 goals in England's top division.

The Newcastle United legend took to Twitter, posting: “You’ve had a magnificent 2017 @HKane. You deserve to hold the record of most @premierleague goals in a calendar year. Well done and keep up the good work. 👏🏻🙋🏼‍♂️”.

Very classy, Alan. 

There were no surprises then, that when Shearer penned his latest column for The Sun that Kane was the man for discussion and the stream of praise justifiably continued.

Shearer reflected: "I was delighted to see Harry Kane beat my Premier League record for goals in a calendar year.

"It had taken long enough to be broken, 22 years. But if I wanted anyone to overhaul my total it would be a young English striker. Not just that, but a nice guy as well and one with huge character and ability."

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Too right, and with Kane seemingly immune to hubris, the role of Tottenham in all this success makes for a very curious case

Besides, you can't just rub shoulders with Ronaldo and Messi and fly under the radar.

As a result, Shearer was keen to offer a reality check to Spurs with a theory on Kane's future.

"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," Shearer wrote.

"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.

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"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."

Coming months will test just how much Tottenham really means to Kane with the big clubs waiting in the wings.

Do you think Harry Kane will stay at Tottenham or move to Spain? Have your say in the comments section below.

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