It has been announced today that Chelsea playmaker Oscar will feature alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi on the FIFA 16 Brazil cover.
The 23-year old pipped a whole host of his Brazilian team-mates to feature on the case, including Neymar, Phillipe Coutinho and Thiago Silva. This announcement marks the second Chelsea player to join Messi on the case of FIFA 16, after we reported that Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado won the vote in Latin America just a few weeks ago.
Gamers have been given a first look at Oscar on the prestigious game case as EA Sports tweeted about the news on Friday:
— EA FIFA BR (@EAFIFABR) July 24, 2015
Oscar, much like Cuadrado, has been linked away from Stamford Bridge all summer, with reports drawing him towards Serie A giants Juventus. However, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho – who has been reportedly been scouting Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg – has publically dismissed a potential move, suggesting that the newly crowned FIFA 16 cover star might well stay at the London club.
De Bruyne played for Chelsea in the past, of course, although Mourinho claims that the 24-year old could'nt cope with competing against other players for a place in the starting lineup.
When pressed on De Bruyne's previous involvement with the club, Mourinho said: “I wanted to keep him and he told me it was not in his personality to be competing for a position in the team. He needed a team where he knows he can play every game. He needs to know that he is important.
“He did not want a team where he thinks: ‘Am I playing or not?’ He needs that trust, he needs that quality. He needs that security. So I was not happy when he left.”
FIFA 16 is set for release on September 22nd of this year, if you would like to read more about the upcoming title's in-game features click here.