Football’s top bromances from Suarez and Messi to Lukaku and Pogba

Team-mates in football often seem like a tight-knit bunch – they train together, eat together, spend a vast amount of their lives together every single day.

But some of them even become best friends as colleagues together through the highs and lows of the sport.

Plenty of them even stay close when they no longer play for the same team, like England talents Declan Rice and Mason Mount.

There are loads of elite footballers who have become best buds, even the likes ex-Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez.

Here are five of football’s top bromances, from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

Luis Suarez & Lionel Messi

Messi was not a happy bunny when Barcelona sold Suarez to Atletico Madrid last summer as he proceeded to push for an exit himself.

He wrote on social media of the Uruguayan’s departure: "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 you so much.”

The pair struck up a deadly partnership on the pitch as they helped guide Barca to four La Liga titles and a Champions League.

Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba

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Lukaku and Pogba had begun holidaying together before they even became team-mates at Manchester United, even sharing footage from LA of them training together.

Their chemistry on the pitch was also evident, with Pogba regularly picking out the big Belgian, and also providing that picture opportunity that still lives on in United fans' memory of Pogba jumping on Lukaku’s back.

Shortly before Lukaku joined Inter Milan, reports surfaced that he and Pogba had a falling out as the Frenchman nabbed a penalty instead of letting Lukaku get a hat-trick; those rumours were rubbished by both men.

Declan Rice & Mason Mount

Best friends since they were just eight years old, the close relationship of Rice and Mount is clear to see, even if they do play for different clubs these days.

As two of the most exciting talents in the country, England fans know that the chemistry between Chelsea playmaker Mount and West Ham stalwart Rice could be vital at future tournaments.

And who knows, maybe they will play together at Stamford Bridge one day.

Jesse Lingard & Marcus Rashford

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Lingard and Rashford both came through the youth set-up at Manchester United.

And even though the former is five years the latter’s senior, you’d think they spent every day together growing up judged on how close the pair are.

Rashford will no doubt be desperate to see Lingard come back from his loan spell at West Ham and repeat his Hammers heroics at Old Trafford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette

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  • When these two first started playing up front for Arsenal together, they looked a serious force to be reckoned with.

    Both of their careers have dwindled a little, at different times too with Lacazette now back in the goals, meaning the Gunners are less reliant on both men.

    But based on their endless laughs and hugs on the training ground, it’s fair to say these two get on pretty well.

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