- Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been close friends for the past six years
- The Argentine and his wife traveled to Madrid to visit the Atletico Madrid striker
- Suarez and his teammates have the chance to win the Spanish La Liga title
Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona on Monday, May 17, traveled to Madrid together with his wife to see his close friend and former teammate Luis Suarez.
Before the Uruguayan striker left Barcelona last summer, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were so close and his departure even hurt the Argentina international.
With Lionel Messi's future uncertain at Barcelona, Luiz Suarez on the other hand is on the verge of winning the Spanish La Liga title with Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona gaffer Ronald Koeman gave his players two-day off with one game to the end of the season and Lionel Messi decided to use it to visit his friend.
According to the report on UK Mirror, Lionel Messi wanted to use his visit to wish Luis Suarez and his teammates good luck in their final game of the season.
As things stand, Barcelona are out of the championship and winners of this season's La Liga will be between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Victory at Valladolid will see Diego Simeone's side crowned champions for the first time on 2014, while they may not need to win if second-place Real Madrid slip up at home to Villarreal.
Suarez and Messi met in an Italian restaurant, Numa Pompilio, in Madrid's picturesque 'Golden Mile' along with their wives, Sofia Balbi and Antonella Rocuzzo respectively, who are also great friends.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Antoine Griezmann could be on his way out of Camp Nou this summer if Barcelona receive the right offers for the Frenchman.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner joined the Catalans two seasons ago in a deal valued at around £100 million from Atletico Madrid but has not been live up to his billings at his present club.
Having scored 19 goals and 12 assists after 49 appearances in all competitions, the 30-year-old is Blaugrana's second-highest goals scorer so far this campaign after Lionel Messi.
However, with the La Liga outfit considered to be owing as much as about £1 billion as of February this year, reducing their wage bill could help reduce the burden.