Gotze is one of the most-wanted prospects in Europe, with Bayern Munich being one of the clubs continually linked with the playmaker.
However, Ribery feels that the Polish striker would be a better option to bring to the Allianz Arena.
"For me, Lewandowski is more valuable than Gotze," the Frenchman told Sport Bild magazine.
"Gotze is more of a central player, not for out wide. Lewandowski is a great striker.
"When I look at Dortmund, it is Robert Lewandowski who catches my eye."
The Pole has scored 12 goals for Dortmund this season.