And in an emotional post put out on Instagram, Messi admitted nothing surprises him anymore at Barcelona.
Messi and Suarez became great friends during their time together at the Nou Camp.
And manager Ronald Koeman telling Suarez he had no future at the club was believed to have led to Messi sensationally submitting a transfer request.
He has since agreed to stay with the Catalans for another season.
Messi posted a series of photos of the two of them together onto Instagram, along with a lengthy post in Spanish.
“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 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.”
It has been revealed that Suarez will reportedly face a 60 per cent wage drop after joining Atletico Madrid.
Marca reports that Suarez will earn around £8.3million a year with his new club.
That works out at £160,000 a week – he was earning £405,000 a week at the Nou Camp.
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