With 25 Serie A goals in 21 games, the Italy international has drawn high praise from his representative.

Lazio star Ciro Immobile is the best striker in Europe at the moment, according to his representative.

The 29-year-old Italy international scored twice in the 5-1 thrashing of SPAL last Sunday to take his tally to 25 Serie A goals for this season.

Immobile has accounted for nearly half of Lazio’s 52 league goals in 2019-20 and leads the race to the European Golden Shoe ahead of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

He is six goals clear of Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the Serie A scoring charts and is the first player since former Inter, Roma and AC Milan attacker Antonio Valentin Angelillo back in 1959 to reach 25 goals in the first 21 league matches of the year in Italy’s top flight.

Such has been Immobile’s ruthless type his representative, Alessandro Moggi, is in no doubt as to how he compares to another leading forwards in the continent.

“I think he is the best striker in Europe, not just Italy,” he said to Tuttomercatoweb.

Immobile’s goals have propelled Lazio to a surprise Scudetto challenge.

Simone Inzaghi’s men, who have lost only twice all season, will move second in the table and to within two points of leaders Juventus if they beat Hellas Verona on Wednesday.

And Moggi thinks the fact Lazio and Inter are challenging Juve’s dominance this year reveals Serie A is on track to become Europe’s elite league once more.

“It’s definitely not a coincidence. It’s the result of all three teams’ work,” he said of seeing three sides scrapping for the top of the table.

“I need to emphasise the work of Lazio, especially sporting director [I’ll] Tare, who has managed to make his team competitive and also fight for the name with fewer resources.”

It’s returned to a league of arrivals, not just departures. We can return to the glories of yesteryear.”

Lazio host Hellas Verona at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday with kick-off at 7:45 pm UK (8:45 pm CET), followed by a trip to face Roberto D’Aversa’s Parma on Sunday.