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Eddie Nketiah can be a new Harry Kane or Alan Shearer, claims England Under 21 boss Aidy Boothroyd 

‘He’s not quite there yet but he’s not far off’: Eddie Nketiah can be a new Harry Kane or Alan Shearer, claims England Under 21 boss Aidy Boothroyd

  • Aidy Boothroyd says Eddie Nketiah can replicate Alan Shearer and Harry Kane
  • The striker is close to breaking Shearer’s England Under 21 goalscoring record 
  • The Arsenal forward drew level with Shearer’s record of 13 goals last week
  • Boothroyd believes comparisons with him and current captain Kane are valid 

Aidy Boothroyd believes Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could follow in the footsteps of Alan Shearer and Harry Kane and become a senior England star.

Nketiah is on the brink of surpassing Shearer and claiming the record as England Under 21s’ all-time leading goalscorer.

The 21-year-old drew level with the mark of 13 set by Shearer and Francis Jeffers when he scored in last week’s 3-3 European Championship qualifying draw in Andorra.

Aidy Boothroyd says Eddie Nketiah can replicate the success of Alan Shearer and Harry Kane

Nketiah drew level with Shearer’s England Under 21 record of 13 goals by scoring last week