Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Fabio Silva will today come face to face with one of his biggest role models in football.

The teenager stands a good chance of starting against Tottenham Hotspur in north London, having looked great in recent weeks.

Silva has been showing signs of real improvement, and will be hoping to build on the goal he scored against West Bromwich Albion recently – his fourth for the first-team.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Leading the line for the visitors will be the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer Harry Kane, and Silva has spoken of his admiration for the England captain.

He said (via Express & Star): “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 I think the guy I watch is Kane. I feel the same. Sometimes I don’t score but I feel I do things right to help the team.”

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Silva is also a fan of Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani.

 

He added: “The guy I see who has more similarities as me is 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, stretching the defence I like Cavani.”

Two great examples

For the type of player Silva is, Kane and Cavani – who have plundered 46 goals between them in all competitions for Spurs and United so far – are two fantastic examples to follow.

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Edinson Cavani (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Kane is basically the perfect modern-day striker, and Cavani is absolutely world-class when it comes to his movement.

The Red Devils star is able to find space and attack the ball like very few, and makes for the perfect teacher for Silva who himself has been showcasing great movement.

Silva looks like he has the potential to become a brilliant all-rounder, so it’s important for him to continue to study these players.

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