Messi bids emotional farewell to Mascherano

Also said goodbye to Arda Turan and Rafinha

Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

Messi bids emotional farewell to Mascherano

Javier Mascherano departed to Hebei Fortune on Wednesday and his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi sent an emotional farewell to his compatriot through social media.

The Blaugrana forward also posted a photo collage of him along with Arda Turan and Rafinha, who also left the Catalan club during the winter transfer window.

"Arda, lots of luck in this new challenge in your country, I'm sure you'll do great," read his post on Instagram.

"Rafinha, I wish you success in Italy, we will follow you closely.

Messi bids emotional farewell to Mascherano

"And to you Masche, after so many games and moments together, there are plenty of words.

"You know I'm going to miss you, it's going to be weird to get to the dressing room and not see you sitting next to me, but we're seeing each other in the national team soon.

"A big hug for all three I wish you all the best."

Turan joined Turkish side Basaksehir for the remainder of his Barcelona contract and Rafinha is set to spend the rest the 2017/18 season at Inter.

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