Kylian Mbappe has been announced as the cover star of EA Sports’ FIFA 21 computer game.
He won the 2018 World Cup with France months after helping Monaco reach the Champions League semifinals and has since won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles with PSG.
Mbappe also won Ligue 1 with Monaco in 2017.
“Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true,” Mbappe said. “From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone.
“I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honoured to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honor with.”
Mbappe, who has attracted interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool with his contract at PSG set to expire in 2022, said he has no plans to quit the French champions.
“I am here and I’m in this project for the fourth year,” he said. “This is the 50th year of the club and it’s an important year in the eyes of the club, supporters and everyone.”
After scoring the opening goal in PSG’s 4-0 friendly win over Celtic on Tuesday, Mbappe will be back in competitive action when the Champions League returns in August.
PSG face Atalanta in the quarterfinals on Aug. 12 in Lisbon.
Meanwhile, in an unorthodox step, Konami have announced that the next edition of their Pro Evolution Soccer game will not be an entirely new title.
Instead, Pro Evo 2021 will be a “season update” of Pro Evo 2020 rather than a full game in its own right.
The decision was made as Konami are busy creating a brand new overhauled version of Pro Evo for the next generation of consoles, meaning that 2021 will simply act as an update (for rosters, kits, etc.) to 2020.
However, it’s worth noting that PES 2020 owners will still need to buy a standalone 2021 product to access the new content.