Barcelona legend Lionel Messil has bade an emotional farewell to Arturo Vidal, who has left the club for Inter Milan.
Vidal is set to be announced as a Nerazzurri player on Monday after the Serie A club posted updates on his arrival last weekend.
The Chilean international, who previously played in Italy for Juventus, is set for a €1million move after two years in Barcelona.
Vidal and Luis Suarez are Messi’s close friends in the Nou Camp dressing and they have both been reportedly told to leave by the new manager, Ronald Koeman who says they’re both not part of his dream team for the club.
Messi wrote on his Instagram official page ” I only knew you from facing each other and you always seem like a phenomenon to me, but later I was lucky to meet you personally and you surprised me even more
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Te conocía sólo de enfrentarnos y siempre me pareciste un fenómeno, pero después tuve la suerte de conocerte en lo personal y me sorprendiste más todavía. Fueron dos años compartiendo muchas cosas y te hiciste notar mucho, el vestuario te va a extrañar, @kingarturo23oficial. Te deseo todo lo mejor en esta nueva etapa en tu nuevo club. Nos volveremos a cruzar, seguro. 👍🏻💪🏻
” They were two years sharing many things and you made yourself noticed. The dressing room is going to miss you.
“I wish you all the best in this new stage at your new club. We will cross path again for sure”
Vidal replied ” Thanks alien! I am proud to have played with the greatest in history and thank you very much for your friendship. I miss you. See you soon.”
The 33-year old has already stroke a deal with Inter Milan while the future of Luiz Suarez remains uncertain.
The new manager offered up 8 Barcelona players for sale in order to have enough funds to sign new players.