United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has urged Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski to follow his heart.
The Pole is one of the most sought-after players in Europe, and now faces the option of whether to stay at Dortmund or move elsewhere.
And having been in a similar position himself, Klinsmann has advised the 24-year-old to ignore outside pressure and make his own decision, rather than worry about what supporters or other dissenting voices might think.
“I think the most important perspective to look at it from is his own. If he’s happy at Dortmund, and enjoying it, then keep enjoying it,” Klinsmann told reporters.
“If he’s hungry for another adventure, then go. He should do what he feels is right.
“If he decides to go to another league, whether it’s the English, Italian or Spanish, then it is his decision.”
However, the 48-year-old concedes that if Lewandowski was to leave Dortmund, then German football would be losing one of its brightest stars.
He added: “He’s a special player and is fun to watch. Obviously Dortmund fans love him; German fans in general love to have a player like him.”