Lionel Messi is flying to Paris on Tuesday to finalize his move to Paris Saint-Germain, sources have told ESPN.

The Argentina international is travelling to the French capital following Sunday’s emotional farewell to Barcelona at a news conference. Sources added that Messi has signed a two-year contract at PSG, with the option to extend by a further year.

Messi is taking a private plane where there are hundreds of fans waiting for him at both the Bourget airport and at the PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium.

Sources have told ESPN that PSG have offered the six-time Ballon d’Or winner a two-year contract with an optional third year that will see him earn more than PSG and Brazil star Neymar, Messi’s former teammate at Barca.

Messi’s contract with Barca expired on June 30 and despite attempts to keep the club’s all-time leading scorer, the deal could not be completed due to financial constraints.