Barcelona have confirmed that club-record signing Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for up to four months after rupturing a tendon in Saturday's win at Getafe.

Dembele, 20, will travel to Finland this week to undergo surgery with a specialist.

The France international was making his first ever La Liga start at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez when he was forced off after just 25 minutes.

The Catalan club had initially hoped he had suffered a minor hamstring problem and would only be out for a few weeks, but tests at the club's training ground on Sunday revealed the worst case scenario.