Gomez to stay with Bayern
German international set to remain the apex of the Bayern attack
Last Updated: June 13, 2012 12:19pm
Mario Gomez: Goal machine Gomez celebrates one of his many goals last season
Bayern Munich director of sport Christian Nerlinger insists Mario Gomez will remain at the club but admits they are looking for a new striker.
The 26-year-old is the German record transfer holder following his £28.5 million switch from Stuttgart in 2009.
Last season Gomez rattled in 26 goals in 33 games for Bayern to underline his quality and worth to the team.
Yet, having missed out on the Bundesliga title and Champions League, the German giants are looking for striking reinforcements as they prepare to lose Ivica Olic to Wolfsburg.
"We have a certain situation. Ivica Olic will join VfL Wolfsburg and therefore we will need to have more strength in depth," Nerlinger told BILD.
"We also have to consider there has been a UEFA EURO tournament taking place (with many players of the club's first team squad in regular action).
"Any of our coming transfers should cast no doubt on Mario Gomez's future. Mario Gomez is a top quality player."
He added: "We will not be forgetting the goals he scored for us in the league and in the UEFA Champions League. We are totally convinced of the quality of Mario.
"We have also expressed that in signing a new contract with him until June 2016 lately."