Solihull Moors boss Tim Flowers reckons Alan Shearer would be one of the world’s most-sought after players and would have commanded an outrageous fee had he been playing today.
The duo were part of the Blackburn Rovers side that won the Premier League title back in 1995, with Shearer going on the become the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer.
While Shearer set numerous transfer records during his time in the game, Flowers, 51, has explained why his former teammate remains the best of his generation.
Flowers, speaking exclusively to SportNation.bet, said: “Without a shadow of a doubt, Alan was the best player that I ever played with. He was a complete all-round centre forward, and for 10 years he was unplayable.
“He did practice for sure, but he was a natural as well.
“He just had everything an all-round British centre forward needed. He was powerful, he was nasty, he was aggressive, he had good technique, he had a thunderbolt of a right foot, scored all types of goals, he was prepared to get hurt to score. He was just a great all-round striker.
“Listen, he’d still get off my bench at Solihull Moors, don’t worry about that!”
When asked what he thinks Shearer’s current market value would be had he been a player today, Flowers continued: “You couldn’t put a price on him. I remember talking to a player that I worked with a few years ago and he said ‘do you think Alan Shearer would be alright in the Premier League now?’, and I almost fell of my seat! I said to him ‘are you having a laugh, he’d still be one of the best’!”
Tim Flowers was speaking exclusively to SportNation.bet, the official betting partner of Solihull Moors FC