Lionel Messi has slammed Barcelona for “kicking out” Luis Suarez who has completed his move to Laliga rivals Atletico Madrid.
Suarez was informed by Koeman that he no longer had any future with Barça in a 60 seconds call – days after the Spanish giants were humiliated by Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League quarterfinals.
Messi and Suarez became great friends during their time together at the Nou Camp.
Media reports suggest Suarez’ imminent departure also contributed to Messi’s initial resolve to leave the club on free transfer.
However the Argentine changed his mind and decided to stay with the Catalans for another season.
The six-time Ballon d’Or Winner wrote a lengthy and emotional goodbye to Suarez alongside photos of both players together which he posted on Instagram.
“I was already getting the idea but today I entered the locker room and the news became real.
“How difficult it is going to be not to continue sharing the day to day with you, both on the pitch and outside.
“We will miss them so much. It was many years, many lunches, dinners… many things that will never be forgotten, every day together.
“It will be strange to see you with another shirt and much more to face you.
“You deserved to be praised for what you are: one of the most important players in the club’s history, achieving important things both as a group and individually.
“And not to get kicked out like they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me.
“I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much, I love you very much. See you soon friend.”
Suarez also gave a tearful exit interview on Thursday, where he spoke of the move coming as a ‘surprise’ before thanking Barcelona for their faith in him.
He then made his way to the Barca dressing room to clear out his locker for the final time.
At his last press conference as a Barcelona player, Suarez also revealed how he was told to ‘watch out’ for Lionel Messi when he joined the Catalans.
Suarez added: “Many people tell you about Messi when you arrive at Barca.
“They say, ‘watch out for Leo’, he’s another striker. [But] many things are invented.”
Suarez will reportedly have a significant wage cut at Athletico Madrid where he will earn £160,000 a week.
He was earning £405,000 a week at Barcelona.