Erling Braut Haaland has actually been urged by Borussia Dortmund’s manager to copy the example of Robert Lewandowski, who turned into a first-rate striker during his 4 years at the Bundesliga club.

“Erling, and likewise his agent Mino Raiola, understand what they have in us. I can only recommend him to do as Robert Lewandowski did,” Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke informed Monday’s edition of Kicker publication.

Dortmund plucked Lewandowski from the Polish league as a raw talent in 2010 and, as Watzke stated, provided “himself the time to mature into a first-rate striker at Dortmund” before signing up with Bayern Munich in 2014.

Lewandowski, 32, helped Bayern win the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup last season, top-scoring in all 3 competitors, netting 55 objectives at the same time.