Gotze: I see no reason to leave Borussia Dortmund

The Germany midfielder dismisses any thought of saying goodbye to the Signal Iduna Park faithful despite Franz Beckenbauer's open admission of admiration for the youngster
Mario Gotze has expressed his willingness to remain with Borussia Dortmund and rejected any suggestion that he would be looking to leave the club in the near future.

Many have praised the talents of the 20-year-old midfielder, including Bayern Munich great Franz Beckenbauer, who recently referred to Gotze's partnership with Marco Reus as one of the best in the world.

However, speaking to Bild am Sonntag, Gotze stressed that he is happy to continue with the current Bundesliga champions.

"Quite honestly, I see no reason for me to deal with a change," the young Germany international replied when asked if he would consider a move to Bayern Munich.

"Since I came into the Dortmund youth set-up, I've never really dealt with it. I have everything I need and I even want to build a house in Dortmund, because I feel so comfortable in the city."

Gotze has scored five times in BVB's 14 league games so far this season and stressed that he is unfazed by the attention his performances have received and the list of clubs allegedly interested in signing him.

"I've always been good at measuring myself against my own expectations. The expectations of outsiders were always relatively unimportant," he added.

"If you have a game every three days, you need to be aware of what you can afford. I think more after my poorer games, but always with a view to improve. Not because I doubt myself."

Dortmund are in action against Hoffenheim on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp's men look to close the gap on third-placed Frankfurt.