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Lionel Messi has wished Neymar “a lot of luck in this new stage of your life” as his Barcelona colleague closes in on a world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar’s proposed €222million switch to the French capital swiftly gathered pace on Wednesday as Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde granted the 25-year-old permission to miss training and tie up his future.
The Brazil star informed the Barcelona board and his team-mates of his intention to leave and Messi, who lined up in the all-conquering “MSN” forward line alongside Neymar and Luis Suarez, paid tribute to his colleague in his Instagram post.
Neymar is expected to be presented at PSG this week, said PSG agent.