Simon Jordan makes bold claim about Erling Haaland and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer

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Pundit Simon Jordan has been discussing Erling Haaland’s chances of beating Alan Shearer’s Premier League scoring record.

Former Crystal Palace chief turned pundit Simon Jordan has made a bold claim about Erling Haaland in regards to Alan Shearer’s Premier League record.

Haaland has been a sensation at Manchester City since joining in the summer, already on 32 goals for the season and all-but certain to break the Premier League goal record for the season, which is 34. With such form, though, comes concern over whether City will be able to keep hold of the striker, especially given they could face Premier League punishment over alleged breaches.

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The likes of Real Madrid are likely to come sniffing in the future, and that is always going to be a concern, according to Jordan, who also spoke about Shearer’s all-time scoring record, claiming Haaland could beat it in a short space of time should he stick around.

“There are going to constantly be rumours about Erling Haaland and his destination, and everyone seems to believe that the destination everyone has to land is at Real Madrid,” he said on TalkSPORT. “Wherever you go, wherever you start, you always have to end up at Real Madrid.

“I’m kind of half understanding of that, but I don’t think there should be a race to take care of the Haaland situation, because it will take care of itself. If they put in a new contract in front of him, all he will do is put a release clause in there, and it will ultimately mean - and I don’t know if Haaland will let City put a £1billion release clause in there - because people seem to believe that will be the only deterrant.

“If this kid keeps scoring these goals - and he will - he will decimate Shearer’s record in five or six years.”

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Shearer is the all-time leading Premier League scorer with 260 goals, while Harry Kane is approaching the record with 206 goals to-date. For Haaland to beat the record in five seasons, he would need 52 goals per season, including this one, while he would need just over 43 Premier League goals per season to do it in six campaigns.

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