Lionel Messi has been the cover star of FIFA game series since FIFA 13. But now as per leading French newspaper L’Equipe his contract run out this year and he might not renew his deal with EA Sports. L’Equipe also believe Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez will be the best replacement for FIFA 17 cover star.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will not be an option for FIFA 17 cover as they both have contracts with rivals Konami.
In FIFA 16, EA Sports allow fans to vote and put their favorite player alongside Lionel Messi on the cover. But in next game FIFA 17, it will be interesting to see what strategy EA will follow in deciding FIFA 17 cover star. Will there be a single cover star or multiple? If Lionel Messi is replaced, who do you think should feature on FIFA 17 Cover?
The latest report suggest Jamie Vardy is the potential candidate to replace Lionel Messi on the FIFA 17 cover.
Source – L’Equipe