Benik Afobe wants to be next Harry Kane after 27 goals this season

Benik Afobe

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe wants to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane.

Wolverhampton Wanderers hitman Benik Afobe has told the Birmingham Mail that he wants to emulate Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Afobe, 22, joined Arsenal when he was just six, and only left two months ago, joining Wolves on a permanent basis after loan spells with Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton Wanderers, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

A natural goalscorer, Afobe was prolific for Arsenal's youth teams and reserves, and exploded at MK Dons this season, hitting 19 goals for Karl Robinson's side - despite spending just half a season with them.

Now at Wolves, Afobe has continued his remarkable goalscoring record, smashing eight goals in just 14 appearances so far for the Molineux club, taking his season tally to 27 goals in all competitions.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Afobe admitted that he wanted to emulate the success of Tottenham hero Kane, who recently earned an England call-up.

"He is a good friend of mine who has done very well," Afobe said. "I played with him for England when we were younger and he is from the same area as me and was at Arsenal for a bit as well. To see a young player working so hard and scoring goals week-in week-out is fantastic."

"He has got his England call-up now so all the best to him and good luck. Harry Kane has worked hard, he went on loan a few times and got himself back into the squad at Tottenham.

"He has grafted, got his chance in the Europa League, and has now gone on to be an established first team player. It just shows that working hard can get you places and that is what I have to do to keep progressing," he added.

Kane has hit 29 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season, and has really been the surprise package of the campaign. Nobody expected Kane, 21, to have this much success, but under Mauricio Pochettino, he can't stop scoring.

Now in line for his first England cap against either Lithuania or Italy in the coming days, Kane will be the poster boy for all young striker hoping to break through at a top Premier League club.

Afobe may have had to make a permanent move away from North London to further his career, but at this rate, it won't be long before his back in the Premier League - and once he's there, who knows what could happen on the international front.

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