Gomez: My future is in Bayern's hands

The prolific attacker is not thinking about a summer transfer and has stressed that the club decide where his future lies
Mario Gomez has insisted he is content with life at Bayern Munich and says it is up to the club to decide whether he will stay or leave at the end of the season.

The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga leaders - despite signing an extension to his contract in April last year - having lost his starting berth, but he is not thinking about a summer transfer just yet.

"I do not like all the questions about my future. My job is to play football. The people in charge at Bayern are the ones who decide where my future lies," Gomez told Tuttosport.

"I'm only a player and I do not have the power to decide whether I will stay here or be sold. The club has already stated that I'm going nowhere, so there's not much more to say on this topic.

"I am happy at Bayern Munich and I would not have signed a new contract if I didn't feel that was the right choice."

The striker then went on to dismiss claims he would not fit new head coach Pep Guardiola's football philosophy.

"Guardiola's Barcelona approached me a few years ago, but I decided to stay with Bayern instead. I think that first of all he will assess the squad and then he will decide how to play and whether Gomez has a role to play," he continued.

"Obviously, if Messi were to come here and keeps scoring like he does now, Bayern would not only not need Gomez, but no other attackers at all ..."

However, the Germany international revealed he could be on his way out if he fails to secure regular first-team action again next term.

He added: "If I were to end up on the bench again, I would have to consider my options and see what's best for me and the club. It's still early, though."

Gomez has mainly been warming the bench this season as head coach Jupp Heynckes has preferred Mario Mandzukic up front.