Barcelona forward and 5-time World footballer of the year Lionel Messi has bid farewell to his friend and teammate Neymar.

Neymar is expected to arrive in Paris on Thursday to finalise his world record €222 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, which will earn him around €30 million a year.

Messi's message read ""I wish you lots of luck in this new stage in your life. See you soon tkm," he added. "Tkm" stands for "te quiero mucho" (I love you loads).

"Thanks brother. I will miss you man," Neymar replied. 

Neymar formed one of the deadliest strike partnerships in football history with Messi and Luis Suarez over the past three seasons.

Together they have won two La Liga titles, a Champions League and three Spanish Cups, whilst Neymar has scored 105 goals and provided 80 assists in just 186 games.