Fabio Silva hoping to follow in Kane, Cavani's footsteps
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Fabio Silva hoping to follow in Kane, Cavani's footsteps

Wolves striker Fabio Silva has expressed his respect for England captain Harry Kane, admitting that he seeks to imitate him.

As he aims to make an impression in the Premier League, the striker models his work rate after Kane's.

Silva has four league goals in his debut season for Wolves since joining from Porto in a club-record £35 million contract, with the club paying an initial £8 million fee.

Kane has 21 goals in the chase for the Golden Boot this season and 164 in the Premier League, but Silva insists Spurs' star man is about more than goals ahead of Wolves' visit to Spurs on Sunday.

He told the PA news agency: "At the moment the striker I look at most is Harry Kane. When I played at Porto the guy I watched more was (Sergio) Aguero but now at this moment, the guy I watch is Kane.

"I feel the same (as him). Sometimes I don't score but I feel I do things right to help the team.

"Sometimes Kane doesn't score but I look at the game and he has helped the team. He does things right, defensively, offensively, stretches the defence.

"I look more at Harry Kane, if I don't score, to help the team although the guy I see who has more similarities with me is (Edinson) Cavani. I love his movement, the way he stretches the defence is the best.

"To help the team without goals I like Kane but in aspects similar to me, movement and stretching the defence, I like Cavani."

Wolves are in 12th place going into the final three games of the season following an uneven season marred by injuries.

They lost Raul Jimenez to a broken skull in November, giving Silva more playing time, and the 18-year-old is focused on finishing the season strong rather than looking forward to next year.

"You have to focus now on these three games, that's more important," he said.

"Next season you don't know if the players will stay, if some will go, so you have to focus now on what you can do in these three games.

"We have the possibility to do good things in these three games. That's most important.

"Next season we have to wait and see what players we have. Every year you will see Wolves do a good job.

"I know this season we go up and down but it's normal, you have good and bad moments.

"What's more important is the spirit of the team, this team has an amazing spirit. You have to focus on this and next season you will see."