Given the hush-hush nature of most contract negotiations, it’s little surprise that no-one representing either Messi or EA has come out and formally declared that the relationship between the two parties is off, but the word on the street is that the Barcelona man won’t be FIFA 17′s cover star.Who will take his place, however, is anyone’s guess. La Liga rival Ronaldo is ruled out because the waxed wonder is signed up to Konami’s Pro Evolution, as is Real teammate Bale and Barca playboy Neymar. It all means Cheap Fifa 17 Coins may have to be a little creative, possibly offering up regional diversions. Reus for Germany, perhaps? Ibrahimovic for France? Kane, or even the one-time Fleetwood Town ace Jamie Vardy, for England?
If it goes to a vote, England could be lumbered with Jordan Henderson, who won last year’s poll for co-cover star, running alongside Lionel Messi in the photo spread just as the two of them never ever have. Ever. Yes, that’s Jordan Henderson of last year’s sixth place team, with no major honours to his name. Lionel, are you sure you couldn’t be persuaded to extend your deal by one more year? Pretty please?