Alan Shearer 'would be happy' to see Harry Kane break goal-scoring record

Alan Shearer says Tottenham striker Harry Kane could break his Premier League goal-scoring record.

Shearer is comfortably top of the list of all-time Premier League scorers with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is his nearest challenger with 195, while Kane -- who won last season's Golden Boot with 25 goals -- has scored 63 times in the league for Spurs.

Kane, who has previously said he is targeting Shearer's record, is joint-top of the charts again this term with 17, after a hat trick -- his third in nine games -- in the 4-0 win against Stoke City on Sunday.

"If he stays at Spurs for the next 10 years and remains fit, he is one of the players who could break my Premier League goal scoring record," Shearer told Coral.

"It will be broken one day I am very sure of that. I've met Harry and he is a good guy so I would be very happy for him if he did go on to break it. But I hope it takes a while as I'd like to enjoy it for a few more years yet!"

Kane has established himself as England's leading centre-forward and Shearer says he can see similarities between himself and his former international strike partner Teddy Sheringham in the 23-year-old's game.

"I do see a little of myself in him and a bit of Teddy Sheringham, too," Shearer added.

"His goal-ratio is different class. He has now scored more than 20 goals in each of the last three seasons which suggests he is here to stay at the top level. He is very good at most things. If there is one thing he can improve on it is his hold up play, but that is me being picky."