Romelu Lukaku's agent makes worrying claim for Everton fans

Mino Raiola says the 22-year-old is ready to play for one of "Europe's best teams".

The agent of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Mino Raiola, has told Belgian outlet DH that the 22-year-old is now ready to star for one of "Europe's best teams" after showing a vast improvement this year, as quoted by talkSPORT.

Lukaku is enjoying the best season of his career to date this campaign, having netted 25 times in total in 36 matches in all competitions, and he scored his 12th international goal in Belgium's 2-1 defeat in Portugal on Tuesday.

His performances have led to players and pundits alike billing him as one of the top talents in Europe, and former Toffees striker Daniel Amokachi said that the Belgian international is reminiscent of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah.

Lukaku himself insisted earlier in March that he is not thinking about a move away from Goodison Park, but the same does not seem to apply to Raiola, who suggested that the striker is now fulfilling his potential.

Raiola told DH, as quoted by talkSPORT: "He'll keep getting stronger. Everything depends on his work and on luck. He's already ready to play in Europe's best teams.

"I'm not surprised by his performances. He has a heart of gold, which is very important in football, and has a lot of talent.

"Since we've been working together we've put a structure together that allows him to only think about football. This has allowed him to think exclusively about his personal objectives."

Since breaking on to the scene at Anderlecht, Lukaku's scoring record has been highly impressive for every club at which he has been given a chance to shine.

After netting 41 goals in 98 games for the Belgian side, the striker hit 17 in his only Premier League season at West Brom, and has a ratio of better than a goal every other game across his three years at Everton.

With still nine league matches and an FA Cup semi-final to come this season, Lukaku has the 30-goal barrier in all competitions well within his sights, and is likely to be the subject of sustained interest from around Europe this summer.

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