Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that Neymar has informed the club that he wants to end his four-year spell at Camp Nou.
The 25-year-old has been given permission to miss the team’s training sessions as he looks to finalise his exit, with Paris Saint-Germain expected to sign the prolific attacker.
The Ligue 1 club are prepared to smash the world-record transfer fee by meeting Neymar’s €222m (£198m) release clause, and reports have claimed that the deal could be wrapped up by next week .
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who formed a scintillating partnership with Neymar and Luis Suarez, bid farewell to his teammate on Instagram.
According to The Telegraph , Neymar responded to the post by writing: “Thank you brother. I will miss you!”
The ‘MSN’ trio have scored 364 goals for Barcelona.