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Who’ll Be England’s Top Scorer at Euro 2020?

The Euros are just around the corner and at the time of writing Gareth Southgate has kept everyone on their toes with a provisional squad, before whittling that down to the one that will be tasked with bringing football home for the first time since 1966.

Here we cast a keen eye over the crop of attacking talent in the England squad, to see which player will emerge as the team’s top scorer.

After having earned the right to kick the official Telstar ball all the way into the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, can England now go one better and reach the showcase final, which is due to take place at their very own Wembley stadium?

All the England players will have dreamed of scoring the winning goal at a major championships, and they could now get the chance to do so in front of a packed Wembley Stadium

Harry Kane – The Obvious Choice

At the age of just 27, Harry Kane has the footballing world at his feet and so it is no surprise he has lost patience with Spurs and their lack of ambition.

While Kane considers whether to move up the M1 to Manchester or to join his ex-boss at PSG, he has more serious matters to take care of for England, with most online bookmakers expecting the striker to lead the charge for the Three Lions this summer.

However, the teams he is due to come up against already know a thing or two about how to put the shackles on Kane. The Scots are well used to dealing with big front men and Croatia showed at World Cup 2018 exactly how to keep him quiet. So while he might deliver for sports bettors against the Czech Republic in Group D, most top footy tipsters, who give the best betting advice on England for Euro 2020, will probably caution against lumping on Kane to rack up the goals quite as he did in Russia.

Having said that, it is more than likely that Southgate will start him in all three group games, so it is easy to see why so many England fans will still bet on the big man to deliver the goods.

Euro 2016 was one to forget for Three Lions fans, but the team have rebounded in impressive fashion since then and appear to have a new sense of purpose under Gareth Southgate

Marcus Rashford – The Socially Conscious Choice

Rashford has been more recognised for his work away from the game rather than his on-pitch exploits this season, but if he can turn in a tournament winning performance at Euro 2020 then he really will become a national treasure.

The only thing that could hold him back from top scoring for England this summer is the amount of competition for places that exists, with men like Raheem Sterling, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Jadon Sancho all pushing for a starting slot alongside Harry Kane.

That said, Rashford can be electric off the bench and may well surprise some betting punters by finishing off some counterattacking breakaways.

Raheem Sterling – The Forgotten Choice

By his own high standards Raheem Sterling has had a quiet season up front for the Premier League champions, having only netted 10 times in the league and once in the Champions League.

However, that form should not detract from the additional interplay skills that Sterling has added to his game, which could make him a deadly linkup man who can buzz around Kane for 90+ mins of every game. If he suddenly finds his shooting boots, then he could be a good bet to be England’s top goal getter.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – The Kane Alternative Choice

There are some players in the England setup who will secretly be hoping for an odd injury to open the first-team door for them.

One such player is Everton hotshot Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who led the line remarkably well for the Toffees this season. He is vying with Villa’s Ollie Watkins to be Harry Kane’s replacement were the Spurs stars’ ankles to give in.

If Calvert-Lewin is given the chance, then he could be the perfect bet for those sports bettors who like to lump on a big outsider or two.

Phil Foden – The Fresh-Faced Choice

This 20-year-old has been the talk of European football this season, having led Man City to the Champions League final and even being given the blessing of the departing Sergio Agüero to take his famous number 10 shirt.

If someone is going to score a bucketload of goals for England from midfield, then either he or Mason Mount will be the men to do it. Expect their chances of getting into scoring positions to improve even further if Jordan Henderson is deemed fit to play in his usual holding midfield role.