Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain, has sent an emotional message to striker, Luis Suarez, after the Uruguay international announced his departure from the club on Thursday.
“I was already getting the idea, but today I entered the locker room, and the card really fell. How difficult it is not to continue sharing the day to day with you, both on thecourts and outside. We will miss them so much. It was many years, many mates, lunches, dinners … Many things that will never be forgotten, every day together.
“It will be strange to see you with another shirt and much more to face you. You deserved to be fired for what you are: one of the most important players in the club’s history, achieving important things both as a group and individually. And not to get kicked out like they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me.
“I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much. I love you very much. See you soon, friend.”
Messi and Suarez formed a formidable partnership both on and off the pitch since 2014.