Lionel Messi’s four year contract with EA Sports has expired and there is no deal in place to replace the contract according to a close source to both parties. So, who is on FIFA 17 Cover?

The Argentine star has featured in FIFA 13 cover, FIFA 14 cover, FIFA 15 cover and FIFA 16 cover. The last time a player other than Messi was featured in FIFA cover was in FIFA 12 with England stars Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere on the cover.

This has emerged the question of who will be the face of EA Sports’s next football simulation game FIFA 17.

  1. Jamie Vardy

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Jamie Vardy is considered as one of the main candidate for FIFA cover

Leicester City front man Jamie Vardy is considered as one of the possibility for cover player of FIFA 17. The England international was sensational in the first half of the season in the Premier League which is why he is an underdog candidate for the next FIFA cover.

  1. Sergio Aguero

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Will Aguero replace Messi in FIFA covers?

Aguero was featured in the Christmas edition of FIFA 16 alongside with Messi. This has made the fans curious that he might be the next face in FIFA 17 covers. The Manchester City star already has an existing contract with EA Sports for South American covers, they just have to extend the terms and Aguero will be in FIFA 17.

  1. Wayne Rooney
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Messi took over Wayne Rooney who was featured in the cover of FIFA games from 2006 to 2012. There is a slight possibility that EA Games will take back the England captain. But, considering his current form it is rather unlikely. Do you want to see Rooney in FIFA 17 disk cover?
  1. Gareth Bale

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Bale was featured in GB version of FIFA 14.

Welsh winger is also considered as a top contender to replace Messi in FIFA 17 Covers. Bale was previously considered as potential replacement for Messi by EA Sports but will they cash him right now? He has tough competition from his Real Madrid team mate Rodriguez.

  1. James Rodriguez

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Rodriguez is the No.1 candidate for the next FIFA cover

Reports in Spain claims that James Rodriguez will be the next face of FIFA. EA has already approached the player with a potential contract according to these sources. The young Real Madrid superstar has a lot of potential to do great in real life football which is why EA have considered him to be the next front man in FIFA franchise.

Why not Ronaldo or Neymar?

Neymar as a face of PES

Ronaldo and Neymar have contract with Konami Sports and will feature in the covers of next PES (Pro Evolution Soccer).However, one of these player could break the contract with Konami and pay a sum of fee and then be the face of the biggest video game simulation of our beloved sport.

Who do you think should be in FIFA 17 Cover?