Harry Kane has put in some tremendous numbers for Tottenham Hotspur this term.
If he keeps up this form next season then he should be a serious contender to earn the fourth Golden Boot award of his impressive Premier League career.
Kane putting up impressive figures
With Kane racking up 26 goals in his first 35 appearances in the Premier League this season, it has been a campaign to remember for the England skipper. Finishing with 17 goals in the league last season, Kane has come on leaps and bounds this term.
While winning the Golden Boot this season will be a stretch at odds of 20/1 in the EPL 2023 top goalscorer market, Kane has shown he is not slowing down as he approaches his 30s. Scoring over 200 goals in over 300 Premier League appearances, the Spurs talisman has Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260 goals in the English top flight in his sights.
In any of the last four seasons, no player has scored more than 23 goals, with Mohamed Salah and Kane’s Spurs team-mate Son Heung-min sharing the award with that number last year. While Tottenham have endured a turbulent season, with manager Antonio Conte ultimately losing his position at the club, Kane’s goalscoring form has been a welcomed constant for the Lilywhites.
Kane getting better with age
Kane has already topped his goal return for the previous four seasons. Avoiding significant injuries has been an influential factor in the Three Lions star being able to build up form over the course of the campaign. Kane has had his injury issues in the past which meant that he was unable to get over the 20-goal mark in three of the previous four campaigns.
However, it seems Kane has put his injury woes behind him and has returned to being the goalscoring talisman Spurs have needed. Many of his Tottenham team-mates have not been able to live up to the same standards, meaning Spurs look set to miss out on finishing in the top four this season.
There has been speculation regarding Kane’s future and whether he will look to move on to pastures new next season. Manchester United have been linked with his services, with potential new owners at Old Trafford looking to bring in a landmark signing over the summer. United could certainly use a focal point in their attack and Kane is a player that fits the bill.
The Red Devils over-relied on goals from Marcus Rashford this season and he could use a player of Kane’s calibre alongside him to take the pressure off. Kane will turn 30 this summer and if he is to move clubs, this next transfer window might be the time to take on a new challenge in order to win silverware.
Kane’s efforts this season for Tottenham should not go unnoticed and England’s skipper should be firmly in the mix for the Golden Boot next season, no matter which club he’s playing for.