Maxwell sends best wishes to former Barcelona team-mate Abidal

The Brazilian vowed to visit his former team-mate in Barcelona following the Frenchman's operation, and said that the two players remain close
Paris Saint-Germain defender Maxwell has sent a message of support to Eric Abidal after the Barcelona man underwent a liver transplant on Tuesday.

The club have confirmed that the nine-hour operation was a success, and now Maxwell, who competed with Abidal for the left-back position before moving to Parc des Princes in January, has now pledged to visit his former team-mate in Barcelona.

"I called his doctors in Barcelona to find out the news. They told me that everything went well, but it was necessary to wait some more," he told RMC.

"We are very close, and I will visit him in Barcelona very soon."

Maxwell has made 10 appearances for the Parisian club since moving from Camp Nou in the winter transfer window.

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