As transfers flew in left, right and centre on deadline day, the question that will be on everybody's lips is this - what are EA Sports going to do about their cover for the UK edition of FIFA 14?
With Gareth Bale completing his staggering, and lets face it, rather extortionate transfer of £85m to Real Madrid, the FIFA 14 release has been thrown into chaos; how can EA send out a game with their star man pictured in the wrong shirt?
Rumours have been flying around that they'll simply change Bale's shirt to that of Real Madrid. Which makes absolutely no sense, seeing as there wouldn't even be a British club on the UK release in that case.
There have been calls for heroes such as Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City to fill the breach left by Bale. Andy Carroll is also rumoured to be interested in appearing for the sporting giants, but apparently EA would have to fork out £35m pounds for the big man...
All jokes aside, this is a serious mishap from EA Sports. The Gareth Bale transfer saga has been a fixture throughout the transfer window, and there was always a chance that he would leave for Madrid.
Poor planning has resulted in what could be a very embarrassing launch day for EA, and are no doubt working around the clock to secure a deadline day replacement.
It's a shame really, as EA could actually be working on more important things, such as figuring out how many informs of Lionel Messi they'll release on Ultimate Team this year in order to swindle all of their adoring fans out of hard earned cash.
Or maybe, god forbid, attempting to upgrade their servers to slightly faster than the average sprint speed of Per Mertesacker. Stranger things have happened...
You can watch the video above to see how Bale looks in a Real Madrid shirt if you can't wait until the game comes out on the 27 September.
Who do you want to see on the FIFA14 cover now that Bale shouldn't be used? Let us know in the comments below.
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