However, Flick has suggested that he hopes to show the Spaniard that he remains an important player by handing him a start in tomorrow's German Cup final.
Speaking at a press conference, Flick said: "I hope that he won't leave. The surgery was not so long ago. But everything went as planned. He can play from the start tomorrow. He is 100% fit."
The playmaker has made 29 starts and six substitute outings in all competitions this season, contributing three goals and two assists.