Alan Shearer says there are a lot of ‘ifs’ to be answered if Harry Kane is to overtake his Premier League goalscoring record.

Shearer leads the way at the top of scoring charts with 260, of which 113 came during his 139 Premier League matches as a Rovers player between 1992 and 1996.

England captain Kane, currently recovering from injury, is 13th on the all-time list with 136 and has been tipped to overtake Shearer’s record.

Of those above Kane, only Sergio Aguero, on 180, is still playing, but at 31, is five years Kane’s senior.

Shearer debates whether Tottenham striker Kane could be the man to break his record during the latest Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast alongside his fellow Match of the Day regulars Gary Lineker and Ian Wright.

The latest show looks at the top-10 Premier League goalscorers, of which Shearer sits at the top with 260 goals.

Asked if Kane could one day overtake his achievements, Shearer said: "It depends on his fitness, where he is and what success he's had at whatever club he's at - whether that's at Spurs or somewhere else.

"It's going to be hard for him. He's on 136 and there's a lot of 'ifs' being asked; if he stays fit or if he stays in the Premier League. It's going to be tough, but it's going to go one day.”

Shearer believes one-club man Kane may need to leave Tottenham to achieve his full potential, should Spurs fail to win a trophy in the next 12 months.

Kane is yet to lift silverware in his career despite a fine goalscoring record for both club and country.

He has not played since January due to a serious hamstring injury and was on the losing side as Tottenham lost to Liverpool in last season's Champions League final.

That is the closest the 26-year-old has come to major honours and Shearer feels it may be time to move on if that does not change in the coming months.

"My guess is, if he doesn't win anything in the next 12 months then he has to leave," Shearer said.

"He'll do another year, I think, and if nothing comes in terms of trophies, then he'll be off."