Lionel Messi says it has been a "privilege" to play alongside Andres Iniesta as he thanked the midfielder in the wake of his announcement that he will leave Barcelona.
Messi was one of the few Barca stars not present as the Spaniard announced his departure, but was sure to pay his respects on social media.
The Barca captain has spent his entire club career playing alongside Iniesta, winning four Champions League titles while they are just a point away from a ninth La Liga crown, a period the Argentine says he will never forget.
"Andres, thank you for all these years of football," he wrote on Instagram. "It was a privilege to enjoy this sport by your side and have so many unforgettable moments together.
"I wish you all the best in this new stage in sports and in your life. You are a phenomenon, on and off the field. We will miss you!"
Tributes have flown in for the Spain international since his tearful press conference, with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, defender Sergio Ramos, former team-mate Cesc Fabregas have all said he should have won the Ballon d'Or during his career, while Neymar recalled how he "fell in love" with him.
"From 2004 until now, [Iniesta] has been the most important player we have had because he has been in every coach's project since [Frank] Rijkaard," Barca president Jose Maria Bartomeu said of the iconic player.