Last month, Tottenham's attacking midfielder Gareth Bale was selected to appear on the front cover of the UK edition of Electronic Art's upcoming football title FIFA 14. The Welshman is slated to star alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi on the box-art of the latest iteration in the popular, long-running franchise, and for good reason, too. The 24-year-old won two PFA Player of the Year Awards last season and was the third-highest goalscorer in the Premier League, finding the back of the net 21 times. But he looks almost certain to join Real Madrid in a huge, world-transfer-record-breaking move this summer, something which would not only give Tottenham a headache, but EA as well. Since the FIFA games began in 1993, from Thierry Henry through to Wayne Rooney, there has always been a Premier League star on the front-cover. Should Bale join Madrid, FIFA 14 would have two La Liga stars adorning the cover, which would be an unprecedented move for the series. It could be then that EA might have to look into replacing the Welsh Wizard with another player from England's topflight, and here, we take a look at 5 Premier League Stars Who Could Replace Gareth Bale As Cover Star. Click "Next" to begin.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.