Xavi is sad for Messi who was forced to leave Barcelona.
The 34-year old stated his desire to stay with the Catalan giants by taking a 50% wage cut.
Barcelona did everything they could to sign him a new contract but failed due to La Liga’s financial regulations.
He became a vital figure of the club during one of its most successful eras.
Both Xavi and Messi were teammates at Camp Nou and won seven Liga titles and four Champions Leagues together.
Xavi is not happy over the circumstances of Messi’s exit last week.
“I’m just so sad for Leo,” Xavi said in an interview with The Times. “It’s a pity to see he and the club couldn’t find a solution. I know that Leo wanted to stay, but in the end it could not be sorted.
“The only thing I can say now is that I will miss him a lot. It’s even hard for me to picture Messi with a shirt other than Barca’s. It’s sad for Leo, especially for how I saw him emotionally at the Camp Nou the other day, but for FC Barcelona as well.”