Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé has been revealed as the global cover star for FIFA 21. The France international replaces Real Madrid star Eden Hazard, who was on the cover for the standard edition of the previous title in the series.
Mbappé delighted to be the face of FIFA 21
Mbappé described it as a “dream come true”, while creators EA Sports proclaimed the 21-year-old World Cup winner “the leader of the next generation”. The game is scheduled to be released in October.
Mbappé scored 18 goals in 20 appearances in Ligue 1 in 2019-20 before the season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic, with PSG crowned champions on a points-per-game basis.
Mbappé staying on at PSG
Speaking after a 4-0 friendly win over Celtic on Tuesday, he said he planned to be at PSG for the 2020-21 season no matter what. “I’m here. I am in the project for a fourth year,” Mbappé, linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool, told beIN SPORTS. “The 50th year of the club is an important year for the club, the supporters, everyone, so I will be there no matter what. I will try to bring back trophies with the team and give the best of myself.”
Cup finals coming up
PSG face Saint-Étienne in the Coupe de France final on Friday and Olympique Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue showpiece a week later. They will then take on Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon on 12 August.