Juan Roman Riquelme set to be confirmed as a new FIFA 20 ICON

Juan Roman Riquelme looks set to be a new FIFA ICON

Juan Roman Riquelme is renowned as one of the greatest playmakers of all time.

The Argentine midfielder made the game look so, so easy throughout his club and international career.

Riquelme is held in the highest of esteem at Boca Juniors. He helped the South American giants win the Copa Libertadores on three separate occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2007.

During his time in European football, Riquelme found the going slightly tougher, with his three-year spell with Barcelona between 2002 and 2005 arguably the most difficult time of his career.

But a permanent move to Villarreal in 2005 saw him rediscover the Midas touch and he's adored by the Yellow Submarine faithful - despite spending just one-and-a-half seasons with the La Liga club.

After announcing his retirement in 2014, FIFA fans have been crying out for Riquelme to be instated as an ICON on the popular Ultimate Team game mode.

That wish has finally come true.

EA Sports tweeted out confirmation today that Riquelme has been re-added to the famous franchise, with the Argentine legend's ICON card available in packs from 6pm.

The gaming company also confirmed that the Copa Libertadores has been made available to play as a tournament on FIFA 20.

Riquelme's 91-rated card in the image tweeted out by EA Sports is certainly eye-catching. While the card in focus lacks pace - a base rating of just 70 - the rest of his stats look unreal.

Riquelme will possess 93 ratings for passing and dribbling, as well as 87 for shooting.

If you're a FIFA player that isn't obsessed with having speed merchants in every single position, Riquelme may just be the card for you.

As long as you have copious amounts of coins that is...

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