Gomez loyal to Stuttgart
By Sam Hez
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mario Gomez has calmed fears that he is considering leaving Stuttgart in the summer.
Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez has calmed fears that he is considering leaving the Swabians in order to seal a lucrative summer move to one of Europe's leading clubs.
The 21-year-old is currently the Bundesliga's leading goalscorer and also scored on his international debut for Germany against Switzerland earlier this month.
The German press have wasted no time in linking him with Bayern Munich and clubs in Spain, Italy and England, but Gomez has no intention of leaving the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium yet.
"I didn't sign a contract until 2011 only to leave after a couple of good games," Gomez told Bild. "Loyalty towards my club is more important than big money."
Gomez admitted that Catalan giants Barcelona are his favourite club, but insisted that he will not consider any offers during the summer window.
He added: "If there was an offer from Barca, they would need to be patient as I want to spend more time here at Stuttgart."
Earlier this month Stuttgart director of sport Horst Heldt said not even an offer in the region of é¼25million (£17million) would tempt them to sell.