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Alan Shearer is confident that signing Harry Kane would offer any club at least five years of guaranteed goals.
The England captain sparked speculation about his future when reports emerged he could leave Tottenham at the end of the season.
Kane, who ended the most recent Premier League season as top scorer, would likely command a British transfer record for Spurs to even consider selling.
It is believed Premier League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all made contact with the player’s representatives, with his preference being to remain in England.
The 28-year-old isn’t the only striker that could command a mega transfer fee in the upcoming window however, with Erling Haaland also linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs.
Harry Kane has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs after reports claimed he could leave Spurs
Aged just 20, Haaland will likely cost at least £150million, although Borussia Dortmund have no intention of selling this year.
The teams in the race for Kane, have also been credited with an interest in the Norwegian, meaning the pros and cons of signing either are regularly debated.
Asked who he would rather sign, the Premier League’s record scorer Shearer admits that from a financial point of view Haaland makes sense, although Kane offers a cast-iron guarantee of success.
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“If you’re talking financial-wise then because of the age of Haaland, you would get more for your money in terms of longevity,” he said on BBC Match of the Day’s Top 10.
"You know what you’re going to get with Harry, certainly in the Premier League – he’s done it for a number of years, there’s no concern from that point of view, so you’re almost guaranteed goals for the next four or five years.
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“But with Haaland, you’re thinking it could be eight or nine years couldn’t it? And then there’s a sell-on value as well.”
However, former Man City defender turned ambassador Micah Richards believes there is no chance a team should be paying the kind of fee that Kane would command.
“He [Levy] is going to want £150m-plus realistically – I’m not spending that on Harry Kane. Not a chance,” he responded.
As for Haaland, Richards is in no doubt that he could go right to the very top of the game.
“He is a beast,” Richards added. “You know when you play against a striker and sometimes you just want them messing around and looking fancy? He’s just not bothered, ‘Get me in the box and I’ll score’.
“There was a moment in the Champions League where he brushed Ruben Dias off the ball and I was like ‘Wow’, if you’re doing that to Dias.
“He could be anything, he is sensational.”