The Brazilian took to Instagram shortly after Messi posted a slideshow of pictures of the pair representing Barcelona over the years.
Alongside the clip Messi wrote: “It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all these years with you friend Neymar I wish you luck in this new stage of your life. See you tomorrow.”
Responding to the message, Neymar wrote: “Thank you brother … I’ll miss you mate!”
Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday, that manager Ernesto Valverde had allowed Neymar to miss training on Wednesday, suggesting he is all but set to leave.
Neymar was photographed driving to the club’s training ground moments, before Barcelona’s official Twitter account posted: “Neymar is not training with the permission of the coach.”