Philippe Coutinho will not be able to make his debut for Barcelona until the end of January because he has a thigh injury, the club said.
“Coutinho has an injury to his right thigh and he is expected to be out for around three weeks,” Barcelona said on their website on Tuesday.
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Coutinho, 25, was officially unveiled by Barca on Monday, completing a €160 million ($192 million) move from Liverpool, making it the third richest transfer in history.
The Brazilian midfielder could in theory make his debut on January 28 when Alaves visit the Camp Nou in La Liga.