Gotze: I have no interest to leave Bayern
Mario Gotze admits that he has no interest in leaving Bayern Munich despite reports linking him with a move away during the summer.
The Germany international was rumoured to be of interest to Juventus as they looked to replace Arturo Vidal before they swooped for Hernanes.
And he insists that he wants to remain at the Allianz Arena for a long time and become the face of the club.
“I made my own mistakes but I’ve also had to withstand a lot of things that have been twisted. The last two years were certainly like a ripening process for me,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung.
“I feel very happy here, I am glad to be a Bayern player. I would love to be the face of Bayern, I’ve played a big role (for the club) in the first two years and I want to play an even greater part.
“I never dealt with a transfer, it’s quite possible that other clubs had interest but I had no interest in leaving Bayern.”
The World Cup winner also moved to explain the transfer that saw him leave Borussia Dortmund for Bayern in 2013, and regrets not denying his motives for leaving were financial at the time.