The 27-year-old seemed to be heading for the exit at the Allianz Arena but the new coach insists he still has an opportunity to revive his Roten career
The 27-year-old has become unhappy with life at the Allianz Arena having to settle for prolonged periods on the sidelines this season as Mario Mandzukic became the preferred option in attack.
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Gomez has made his desire to leave the Champions League winners known, with a number of clubs across Europe interested in his signature, but Guardiola says his career is not over with the Bavarian outfit.
“Gomez belongs to us,” he told reporters.
“He is a Bayern player right now and I’ll treat him like one.”
The striker played 32 games with the club this year, scoring 19 goals and registering four assists a far cry from the 40 goals he scored in 2011-12.
“He will be present at the club’s first training session of the season," Guardiola continued.
“All players have the same value. He has his chance.”
The attacker has been linked as a possible replacement for Napoli's Edinson Cavani and Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.
Gomez has a contract with Bayern until June 2016.