ALAN SHEARER put the cat among the pigeons – or Magpies – by wondering if Harry Kane will join Newcastle over Manchester United.
And social media joined in the teasing as well as the transfer speculation.
Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen are regarded as prime targets – at around £100million.
And after Lineker posted his jibe at Shearer’s record – complete with winking emoji – the Toon icon responded: “But will he break it in a Newcastle shirt or a Man Utd shirt!!?”
One fan urged Kane: “Go abroad and leave the legend as top scorer of all time!”
But another Magpies supporter said: “I’d love him here he’s a beast of a striker. He’d score a boat load here.”
The Toon, however, are on a high in third place and flying up front, Callum Wilson netting twice in Sunday’s 3-1 comeback win over Southampton.
One fan claimed: “Surely Newcastle wouldn’t want him. Have Wilson and (Alexander) Isak already.”
And some observers believe the Magpies have little chance of signing Kane anyway – as the Red Devils will be so desperate to land the England skipper.
Such views included: “Think Man Utd will do everything possible to get him for next season!”
And a neutral posted: “Definitely a Man Utd shirt. U have Isak.”
As for Kane, he suffered more pain as Spurs slumped to a last-gasp 4-3 loss at Liverpool this weekend.
Tottenham recovered from being 3-0 down inside 15 minutes, inspired by Kane’s 39th-minute volley.
But after Richarlison’s leveller three minutes into stoppage time, Diogo Jota slotted a calm winner for the Reds.
And although Kane is now level with Wayne Rooney as the Prem’s second-highest scorer ever, one fan hinted ta why the 29-year-old might consider moving: “208 goals 0 trophies.”