Tottenham striker Harry Kane is on course to break records in 2018.
Kane signed off 2017 in style with a hat-trick against Southampton – his eighth treble of a remarkable calendar year.
That took him to 39 and beyond the previous record of 36 set by Alan Shearer, indeed Kane scored more for club and country in 2017 than Lionel Messi.
Kane is now already in Tottenham’s all-time top 10 of goalscorers as he goes in search of his third consecutive Premier League Goldent Boot.
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“It was important to finish the year strongly and we’ve done that so hopefully 2018 will be even better,” he said.
“We’ve got to keep improving, keep getting better and wins like this will always help us. We’ll go into another busy period full of confidence.”
Bookmakers are certainly well aware of Kane’s capabilities and are pricing him to break records.
He is 2/1 to break the Premier League all time goalscoring record of 34 set by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, 16/1 to be the top-scorer at the World Cup finals and 20/1 for 40 goals or more in 2018.
bet365’s Steve Freeth: “Some will pull their face at the seemingly new phenomenon that is the ‘calendar year’.
“What is not up for debate is the quality of Harry Kane, and that can only be a good thing for both club and country, having dispatched 56 goals in 52 appearances for them during 2017.”