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Lionel Messi posts farewell message to Neymar ahead of Barcelona to PSG move

Lionel Messi took to Instagram to post a farewell message for Brazilian forward Neymar, who is expected to completed a world record move from Barcelona to PSG

football Updated: Aug 02, 2017 21:19 IST
Himanshu Dhingra
Himanshu Dhingra
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Neymar‬,‪FC Barcelona‬,‪Paris Saint-Germain F.C.‬
Neymar scored 105 goals for Barcelona in his four seasons at the club(Reuters)

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has posted a farewell message to his soon to be ex-colleague Neymar, with the latter expected to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

This is what Messi wrote on his official Instagram account, “It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all these years with you friend @neymarjr. I wish you luck in this new stage of your life. See you soon.”

Neymar has played with Messi at La Blaugrana since the 2013/14 season and has assisted the Argentine on 22 occasions.

“Thanks brother. I will miss you man,” Neymar later replied on Messi’s post, indicating that a move to PSG is imminent.

READ | Neymar wants to join Paris Saint-Germain, says F.C. Barcelona in statement

Barcelona earlier on Wednesday confirmed that the Brazilian wants to leave the club, amid rumours linking him to Ligue 1 club PSG.

“Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and representative, communicated to FC Barcelona this morning his decision to leave the club,” Barca said in a statement.

First Published: Aug 02, 2017 19:46 IST