Barcelona's Uruguayan ahead Luis Suarez (L) celebrates a objective with teammates Argentinian ahead Lionel Messi (C) and Brazilian ahead Neymar throughout the Spanish league soccer match FC Barcelona vs RCD Espanyol on the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 18, 2016. PHOTO: JOSEP LAGO / AFP
Lionel Messi bid farewell to Neymar on Instagram Wednesday after the Brazilian striker advised him and different Barcelona teammates he was leaving, saying it was a "huge pleasure" to have performed with him.
The Catalan membership confirmed Wednesday that Neymar needed to go away after weeks of intense hypothesis, taking the 25-year-old nearer to a possible world report transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
"It was a huge pleasure having shared all those years with you, my friend @neymarjr," Messi wrote on Instagram subsequent to a montage of images of each soccer stars high-fiving, embracing or laughing.
"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 like you hundreds).
Fue un placer enorme haber compartido todos estos años con vos, amigo @neymarjr. Te deseo mucha suerte en esta nueva etapa de tu vida. Nos vemos Tkm
A submit shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on Aug 2, 2017 at 6:05am PDT
Speculation over Neymar's future has dominated the primary few weeks of recent Barca boss Ernesto Valverde's reign.
On Wednesday, the Catalan membership insisted the Brazilian's 222 million euro ($260 million) buyout clause have to be paid.
Such a charge would smash the present report £89.three million ($111 million, 105.2 million euros) Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba final 12 months.
The participant's advisor Wagner Ribeiro mentioned the charge can be paid "in the coming hours" and Neymar could possibly be offered in Paris "this weekend."