Marco Verratti, a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain, has delivered an emotional letter to Neymar following his departure to Saudi Pro League team Al-Hilal.
Verratti praised Neymar, whom he characterized as “special” and a buddy.
The Italy international, who has been linked with a move away from PSG, responded to Neymar’s leaving by writing on social media (via GOAL): “I just wanted to tell you how fantastic it was to spend all those years together.
“I adore you and wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life.” My friend, you are a special individual.”
Neymar moved to PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record cost of €222 million.
The 31-year-old played 173 matches for PSG, scoring 118 goals and registering 77 assists across all competitions.