Lionel Messi arrived in Paris on Tuesday afternoon to complete a medical and seal his move to the French club on a two-year deal – with an option for a third.

Messi will receive a £25m signing-on fee as part of the move and will wear the No 30 shirt for PSG, which was the number he wore on his Barcelona debut in 2003.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner joins former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georgino Wijnaldum who also joined PSG this summer.

“My goal and my dream is to win the Champions League once more.

“I feel this club is ready to fight for all the trophies. This is my goal, I want to keep growing and keep winning titles and that is why I came to this club,” Messi stated.

Messi is also believed to have been keen to reunite with Neymar, with whom he won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys and the Champions League during their time together at Barcelona.

Messi’s arrival in the French capital completes one of the most formidable attacking lines in history.

He will lead the line alongside Neymar as well as young sensation and world cup winner Kylian Mbappe. His Argentine compatriot Angel Di Maria is also part of the star-studded line-up.

“I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes,” the 34-year old added.


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