Messi wishes 'good luck' to Neymar as record PSG move nears
| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 03:21 IST
Barcelona [Spain], Aug.2 (ANI): Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has wished his team-mate Neymar good luck, as the latter is all set to finalize a world-record move with Paris Saint-Germain. Earlier, the Brazil international was allowed by manager Ernesto Valverde to skip practice in order to say goodbye to his team-mates ahead of his probable move to the PSG. Reportedly, Neymar had also informed his team-mates that he is intended to leave the club and is seeking his future elsewhere. Meanwhile, Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, is in Paris and is reportedly close to reaching the release clause for the footballer of 222 (£198m), which will make the Brazil striker the world's most expensive player. Messi, who is also part of Barcelona's 'MSN' strikeforce alongside Neymar and Luis Suarez, paid tribute to his colleague by posting a photo montage of the pair on his official Instagram account. Wishing Neymar good luck for his future, Messi said that it was a great pleasure to have shared so many good years with him, goal.com reported. "It was a great pleasure to have shared all these years with you, friend. I wish you a lot of luck in this new stage of your life. See you, I love you a lot," wrote Messi, who signed a new contract at Barcelona last month of reportedly worth 565,000 per week, which will keep him at the Camp Nou until 2021.
In the past three seasons, the MSN went on to score 250 goals between them in 299 appearances they made. Neymar, who joined Barcelona in 2013, has scored 105 goals for Barcelona, guiding them to two league titles, three Copas del Rey and a Champions League crown. His best goal-scoring season came in 2014-15, when he netted 39 times in helping Barca to the treble under Luis Enrique. (ANI)