Suarez has now joined La Liga rival, Athletico Madrid on a free transfer after the club cancelled his remaining contract. According to reports, Barcelona will pay part of his salary in Athletico, which was part of the agreement reached before canceling his contract.
The Uruguayan will now face his former club, where he has created records to be among the top five all-time scorers.
Messi couldn’t believe that Barca will let go of his striking partner, whom he has shared many memories with. He took to his Instagram page to reveal how difficult is it for him to take the news.
Suarez was in tears when he was about leaving the club he has achieved major success with.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are now rivals in La Liga
The pair has been close, sharing many outings together especially with their families. They recently went on a break before their Champions League resumption. The recent development has now made them to be rivals.
“”I was already getting the idea but today I entered the locker room and the card really fell. How difficult it is going to be not to continue sharing the day to day with you, both on the pitch 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.”
He further wrote that facing Suarez will be hard to take, but he not surprised at what happened. This is following the refusal of the club to allow him leave as free agent.
“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 as they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me,” he added.
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Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.