Derby County’s Wayne Rooney believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will one day break his international goals record for England.
Rooney, 34, currently holds the record for the most amount of goals scored for England – he netted 53 goals in 120 international appearances between 2003 and 2018.
He’s four more goals for England than the nation’s second-highest scorer – Sir Bobby Charlton – but Rooney believes that Kane is bound to surpass his record one day.
Writing for his column in The Sunday Times, Rooney said it’ll be a proud moment when the Spurs man eventually breaks the record:
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“I don’t think it will take long for Harry Kane to claim my England record and it would be a proud moment for me.
“I’ve never been a selfish player and it would be great for England for Harry to get there. Bobby Charlton had to wait 50 years – I hope it’s not so long for me.”
Kane is currently England’s sixth all-time highest-scorer with 32 goals. Aged 26, Kane seems to be at a crossroads with regards to his Tottenham future, and he could well follow in Rooney’s footsteps and join Manchester United in time for next season.
Both are prolific in nature, and Rooney is still proving that today with Derby County despite playing a more deep-lying role.
Rooney is a true legend of the game and a player who’ll be remembered for long after he retires. Kane is no doubt England’s best goal-scorer at the moment and with plenty of years left ahead of him, the title of ‘England’s all-time top-scorer’ is surely heading his way.