Messi sends touching Christmas message to former teammate Neymar

Messi sends touching Christmas message to former teammate Neymar

- Lionel Messi has openly admitted that Barcelona still miss Neymar

- The Brazilian left Barca to join PSG in a world-record deal in the summer

- Messi gave his friend a secret Santa gift as part of a game

Lionel Messi has told close friend Neymar that he still misses his presence at Barcelona.

La Pulga sent a heartfelt festive message to his former teammate who left Barca to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal in the summer.

Messi sends touching Christmas message to former teammate Neymar

The two footballers developed quite the friendship at the Catalan club. Photo: Metro UK

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Messi and Neymar have stayed in regular contact and the Argentine has sent a Christmas message to his former teammate just before handing him his secret Santa gift.

In a short video, he says: "Well, Ney... I think we said practically everything to each other when you left.

"The truth is that here we are still missing you. We would like to keep sharing the mates [a South American hot drink] in the morning with Luis in the dressing room and many more things.

"Like always, I wish you the best wherever you are and I'm sure we will cross again on or off the pitch very soon. Take care of yourself."

Messi then sends a gift to his close pal, appearing to be some form of sangria.

Neymar replied: "Brother, thanks. For me, you are an idol and also a great friend. Big hugs."

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The gift is part of a secret Santa game organized by Neymar for his friend.

Yen.com.gh reported that Luis Suarez gifted Liverpool's Phil Coutinho a vodka bottle in a Barcelona bag as part of the secret Santa game.

The 30-year-old striker spent spent one-and-a-half seasons with Coutinho at Anfield between 2013 and 2014.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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