Bayern face Mainz this weekend, but Heynckes was refusing to be drawn when asked if his 40 million euro signing would start.
“Obviously, from a footballing viewpoint he is a great asset for us but Javi still needs to work and fight his way into the team with performances,” Heynckes said.
“Who plays depends on a lot of things. I would not want to decide this now.”
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