I love you loads, Messi's 'farewell' message to Neymar
There has been speculation in Barcelona for weeks over Neymar's intention to shift to French club Paris Saint- Germain. Photograph: (AFP)
Barcelona star Lionel Messi today almost bid farewell to Neymar on Instagram after the Brazilian told teammates at a practice session that he wanted to leave the club and join French club Paris Saint- Germain.
Lionel Messi on Instagram said: "It was a huge pleasure having shared all those years with you, my friend @neymarjr."
"I wish you lots of luck in this new stage in your life. See you soon tkm," he added. "Tkm" stands for "te quiero mucho" (I love you loads).
Neymar was quick to thank the Argentinian striker, saying,"Thanks brother. I will miss you man."
There has been speculation in Barcelona for weeks over Neymar's intention to shift to Paris Saint- Germain. The French club is ready to pay Neymar $220 million which would be a world record transfer fee.