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FIFA 14: Cover star replacements

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With Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid for a record fee of £85m, agreeing to a £300,000 per week deal, questions will be raised on EA Sports' side as to who they should feature on the British cover of their hit-game, FIFA 14.

While speculations has spread about the possibility of having Phil Jones on the cover pic - some gamer sites even went ahead and made the cover picture - his impact on the English Premier League is not good enough to govern a spot as the cover boy for FIFA 14.

Here, we take a look at the possible three selections EA Sports should have on their cover as Bale's replacement:

Robin van Persie

A talisman to United last season, he has rifled in more goals than Bale but was denied the PFA Player of the Year award.

Nevertheless, his breathtaking strikes won United games and when he wasn't scoring, he provided the necessary distraction for his teammates to score goals.

His first touch is nothing short of brilliant and his defending (especially in corners) has proved time and time again its importance.

He may be at his prime and at his best and is a worthy candidate to feature as FIFA 14's cover player. Besides, his name sold the most jerseys in the Premier League last season.

Luis Suarez

Putting all the controversy behind, Suarez is a brilliant footballer.

With Liverpool being an official partner with EA Sports, Suarez featuring as the cover player should/could happen.

However, due to his lack of discipline it may sell less. Brits may choose to buy the international version instead, just because they do not want to see Suarez on the cover.

Michael Carrick

One of the most consistent midfielders last season, Carrick has blossomed into a brilliant player in the past few years.

With his age slowly catching up with him, this may be Carrick's finest season yet. Plus, he is English and that makes it all more suitable to be the cover pic for FIFA.

The recognition he got from United will surely be confirmed if FIFA selects Carrick as their cover star.

Well, there you have it, the top three. While Wayne Rooney remains as the dominant English player, he has been on the cover for seven years and I do not think FIFA would want to use him again.

I would prefer younger players like Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones or Raheem Sterling to feature as they are all British. However, their impact wasn't big enough.

This season, Daniel Sturridge's wonderful start to the season may earn him a place on FIFA's cover, however, only a few games have been played and it's hard to judge a player based on that.

What do you guys think? Who should feature on FIFA's British cover this year? Have your say in the comments box provided.

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