Lionel Messi posts heartfelt Instagram farewell as Neymar nears £198m PSG move
With Neymar‘s Barcelona career seemingly coming to an end,Lionel Messi has already taken to social media to send the Brazilian a farewell message.
Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar has asked for permission to leave the club with PSG expected to complete a £198m transfer early next week.
Neymar’s transfer will smash the previous record, held by Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Manchester United last summer, and should be completed by the end of the week.
Messi and Neymar formed two thirds of the so-called ‘MSN’ strike-force that has wreaked havoc on Europe over the past four years.
The now infamous ‘MSN’ attack scored an incredible 228 goals in La Liga during that time, one every 39 minutes.
“It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all these years with you friend Neymar,” Messi wrote, alongside a video montage of the pair’s highlights as team-mates and friends.
“I wish you luck in this new stage of your life. I love you.”
Report by Miyen Akiri