Luis Suarez is now officially a Barcelona player - but couldn't be unveiled at the Nou Camp.

The terms of the 27-year-old's four-month biting ban mean he cannot be part of any footballing activity in that time.

And that includes entering any football stadium meaning the traditional new player curtain-raiser had to be shelved.

The Uruguayan was in the Catalan city on Tuesday to complete the formalities of his reported £75million switch from Liverpool.

With Suarez absent it fell to new Barca coach Luis Enrique and director of football Andoni Zubizarreta to answer questions about the club's latest big-money signing.

Suarez will be ineligible to play for Barca - or even to train with his team-mates - unless any appeal lodged with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is successful.