Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland has opened up about the prospect of breaking Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record in the future.
Haaland joined Man City from Borussia Dortmund last summer on a five-year deal.
The Norwegian broke the record for most goals scored in a single Premier League, scoring 36 goals in 35 games.
Halland went past Shearer and Andy Cole’s record of 34 goals.
Asked about potentially breaking Shearer’s Premier League all-time goalscoring record of 260 goals, Haaland replied (via The Telegraph):
“How long is my contract? Three years and 10 months [left]? So, there is still time to do it, no?”
When asked if he meant that he could break the record in a shorter time frame, Haaland replied: “I didn’t say that! That is something you can’t think of. You have to think of the next game, the season and then these things come after a while.
“But if I will still be 15 years longer in England then why not? We will see.”
Meanwhile, among current players in the Premier League, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the closest to Shearer’s record with 142 goals.
Harry Kane, who was just 47 goals away, left Tottenham Hotspur to join Bayern Munich in the summer.
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