Messi Send A Touching Emotional Message To His Teammate As He Set To Leave Barcelona After 11 Seasons
Lionel Messi has penned an emotional goodbye to Jordi Alba with the defender set to depart Barcelona this summer
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has written an emotional farewell to defender Jordi Alba, who is set to depart the Blaugrana after eleven years of service.
Alba was once phase of Barcelona’s formative years setup for seven years before leaving in 2005. He rejoined the club in 2012 and went on to win severa honours with the Blaugrana, most of them alongside Messi who used to be his teammate for 9 seasons.
Messi and Alba formed a exceptional partnership at Barcelona, with the full-back frequently performing as an outlet for Messi’s diagonal passes in return, putting up a range of goals for the Argentine forward.
With 23 assists, solely 5 different players have assisted extra dreams for Messi than Alba, and the pair understandably developed a close friendship while they were at Barcelona.
After the announcement that Alba will be leaving Barcelona in the summer following the deferral of the ultimate season of his contract, Messi posted an emotional message on his Instagram web page to commemorate the event and thank Alba for his service.
Messi captioned the post, saying, “You have been more than a mate, a real confederate on the court… And how great it is to also be in a position to revel in how nicely we get along personally.
“You already know I always wish you the best and also your family, may your new stage continue to bring you many successes and joys.
“Thanks for everything, Jordi. A Big Hug!”
Alba will be considered a hero in Barcelona, not just for his six LaLiga title and 2015 UEFA Champions League title, but also for waving half of his salary in an attempt to ease the Blaugrana’s financial situation.