Harry Kane’s pair of goals during the latest international break took him onto 12 strikes for England in just 23 games.
The Spurs striker netted the winners in unconvincing 1-0 victories over Slovenia and Lithuania, taking his tally to seven goals in his last six games for the Three Lions and securing their place at Russia 2018 in the process.
At his current rate, the Spurs striker will surpass Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 in just 102 matches. With his future as the country’s first-choice forward all-seemingly ensured, there is very little to stop him ending his career atop the scoring charts if he continues at the current trajectory, albeit that would be an exceptional achievement.
bet365 are offering punters an enticing 5/1 (6.0) price that Kane scores at least 54 goals for England.
Kane made the step up to first team football with relative ease after a series of loan spells; the 24-year-old has been Spurs’ leading man since 2014, a season after the departure of Gareth Bale, and has found the net a stunning 75 times in his three full seasons for the North Londoners.
Combine that with three goals in the 2013/14 campaign, as well as six this term in just seven games, and it is very easy to see why the former "one-season wonder" will lead his nation from the front for years to come.
The online bookmaker also offers Kane to break Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals at a slightly longer 8/1 (9.0), which, again, is firmly within his grasp – provided he stays in England.
Assuming Gareth Southgate’s men qualify for the major tournaments (admittedly far from a given) and that Kane sustains no lengthy injuries, then with England playing around 13 matches per calendar year, the forward is on track to hit 54 goals by the time he turns 30.
Obviously this 5/1 (6.0) shot is a bet that will not pay dividends any time soon, barring a scoring spree previously unheard of, but it is one that is worth a punt and could pay handsomely in a few years’ time.