Barcelona star Lionel Messi is once again the FIFA 14 cover star, with help from a certain Tottenham Hotspur icon whose time at White Hart Lane might be limited.
The popular video game published by Electronic Arts will feature another star on the cover based on specific regions. For the UK, Gareth Bale will join Messi as the other cover star. The game is due to be released in Europe on 27 September.
What makes the cover duo interesting is that Bale continues to be rumoured for a transfer move to Barcelona rivals Real Madrid. If that were the case that would most likely upset Premier League fans based on the fact that their cover man would be pictured in the wrong shirt.
Either way, his future at Tottenham remains uncertain. On Monday he told chairman David Levy that he would be keen on talking to Los Blancos. Bale has been targeted by the Spanish club for a world-record transfer of £85 million. With that extraordinary offer, the midfielder is putting the pressure on the Spurs to move him, indicating that he is ready to move on. However, Levy is standing by his previous statements that he will not sell the 24-year-old at any price.
Despite Levy’s comments, Tottenham representatives have had continuous talks with Bale’s people regarding both a transfer and contract negotiations. Bale has continued to state that he will not sign an extension of any type. Now it’s up to Levy to decide whether he wants to keep the unhappy star or sell him for a record price.
One thing’s for sure, the people at EA Sports are hoping Bale stays put at Tottenham. They certainly don’t want one of their cover stars wearing the wrong shirt.
Along with Messi and Bale, the game will feature Arturo Vidal, Stephan El Shaarawy, Michal Kadlec, Javier Hernandez and Balazs Dzsudzsak as cover stars in their respective regions.
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