Alan Shearer’s 260-goal top scorer record will never be broken

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Will Chelsea ever find room for this star in the making?

Date: 14th April 2014 at 7:04pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku has the potential to become the greatest striker the Premier League has ever seen. That may seem like a rather bold declaration, but while a 28 year-old Wayne Rooney stands 89 goals shy of Alan Shearer's all-time top scorer record, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Ryan Giggs venture only closer to retirement and Robin van Persie rediscovers his adoration for the physio room, the 20 year-old, proudly boasting a return of 30 goals in the first 62 games of his Premier League career, has the greatest chance of any player currently in the English top flight to better the Newcastle and England legend's 260-goal benchmark. Shearer's goal return averaged out at 19 per season during his 14 Premier League campaigns. Lukaku's, from season-long loans with West Brom last term and now Everton this year, averages at 15. Yet this is a striker who still has four matches left of the current campaign to improve that average, and remains a good four or five years away from his footballing prime. It's scary to envisage the world-class entity the 6 foot 3 Belgian could become in a couple of seasons' time,  considering he's already one of the Premier League's most potent goal threats and complete centre-forwards, but is still unable to legally order a drink during Chelsea's customary pre-season tours of America. Bizarrely however, it's becoming more and more apparent that Lukaku's future lies firmly away from Stamford Bridge. We've seen Chelsea cash-in on talented youngsters before. This January, Kevin De ... Read More


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