MADRID - New Barcelona signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for around three weeks after having surgery on a bone fracture in his left hand, the European champions said on their website on Tuesday. The Swedish striker signed from Inter Milan on Monday with Samuel Eto'o moving in the opposite direction, in a complicated swap deal that cost Barca around 66 million euros. The 27-year-old Ibrahimovic will join the club's tour of the United States which departs on Wednesday, and could make his debut in a friendly against Manchester City on August 19, or in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao the following weekend.
28 July 2009
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