The France international is taking over from Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard as the cover star for FIFA 21
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been revealed as the global cover star for FIFA 21.
Mbappe 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”.
“Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true,” he said to the game company’s website.
“From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) July 22, 2020
“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 honour with.”
The game is scheduled to be released in October.
Mbappe 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.
He has consistently been linked to a move away from the French capital, with Real Madrid and Liverpool said to be courting him, but the attacker has 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,” Mbappe said in an interview with beIN Sports after a 4-0 friendly win over Celtic on Tuesday.
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“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.”
Thomas Tuchel’s team face Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final on Friday and 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 August 12.