Alan Shearer airlines launched this month to fly Harry Kane to Germany and ferry the former Newcastle striker's Premier League goalscoring record to safety. Kane was just 47 strikes away from taking Shearer's long-running record, which stands at 260, but the England captain is now contracted to Bayern Munich until 2027, when he will be 34, his best days likely to be behind him.
With the biggest threat to his record now looking to make his mark in the Bundesliga, Shearer's status as the leading marksman in Premier League history looks assured. He can retire early as a pilot and put his feet up. Or can he?
Kane may be gone but there is another lethal goalscorer on the prowl ready to give Shearer fresh nightmares. After sending all sorts of records tumbling in his sensational first season in the Premier League, Erling Haaland has already made a flying start to his second campaign.
Shearer will need to keep his pilot's uniform in a safe place and start mapping out new potential destinations. The Manchester City striker is hungry and coming for that record.