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Jack Grealish could star in FIFA 22 Ones to Watch with Man City move

FIFA 22 is still some way off, but we should start seeing more news ahead of the game soon.

As this will be the first fully-optimised version of the game for Next-Gen consoles, the expectation is understandably high.

Find out all the latest information you need to know about EA's next football sim, including release dates, news, new features, and more below.

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Latest news - One in one out at Villa

It looks like Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish's proposed £100m move to Manchester City is edging closer.

With this deal set to go through, Grealish is sure to be one of FIFA 22's Ones to Watch.

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SUPERSTAR - Grealish could become one of the world's best under Guardiola

It is not all doom and gloom though as Aston Villa has continued to make moves in the transfer market.

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey has made the move to join Dean Smith's side, linking up with the likes of Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young as summer signings ahead of a big season for Villa.

Release Date

The release date for EA's upcoming title has finally been revealed!

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BE CREATIVE: Use directed runs in FIFA 21 to take control of the runs your teammates make

After months of speculation, EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on Friday, 1 October 2021.

Ultimate Team

The most popular and lucrative mode in the FIFA franchise is Ultimate Team, so this is where EA focuses its efforts.

Expect to see some new features, designs, and promo events throughout the year as EA will try to keep things fresh.


Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch cards have featured in the past couple of Ultimate Team seasons, and if it is anything like FUT 21 then it will be the first set of special cards on the new game.

The cards included are selected from the top summer transfers and are given dynamic ratings that increase with every selection in Team of the Week.

Take a look at who we think could feature in the promo next season.

Party in Paris

Take your pick of which PSG new boy will feature in the promo!

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GOLDEN BOY - Donnarumma arrives in Paris after a super Euro 2020

Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Sergio Ramos have all joined the French giants as they look to finally break their European duck.

Hakimi featured as one of FIFA 21's OTW players so could miss out this year, leaving the other three as top contenders for a spot in FIFA 22's first set of special cards.

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LEADER - Ramos will add valuable experience to PSG's defence

With Sergio Ramos' penchant for penalties, the Spaniard could receive plenty of upgrades in Paris next season.


Jadon Sancho

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ASSIST KING - Sancho will provide ammunition for United's forwards

It is finally confirmed, Jadon Sancho has returned to Manchester.

However, Sancho will be returning to join the red half having signed a long-term contract with Manchester United.

We can't wait to see Sancho link up with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Paul Pogba next season. Premier League beware!


Sergio Aguero

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SUPER SIGNING - Aguero could fire Barca back to the top of La Liga

Surely Sergio Aguero will pick up a Ones to Watch card early in FIFA 22.

The Argentina striker will be linking up with Lionel Messi next season in the Camp Nou and we can't wait to see what the two can produce together.

Aguero will unlikely receive an 89 OVR, instead, we will likely see a slight decline in his ratings.


Memphis Depay

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EURO STAR - Depay has been on fire in Euro 2020

Dutch forward Memphis Depay has made his move to Barcelona.

After another impressive season for Lyon, Depay will be linking up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Antoine Griezmann next season in a stacked Barca attacking line.

It looks likely that Depay will operate from a wide area, but only time will tell.


David Alaba

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ALL-ROUNDER - Alaba has a terrific array of attributes

Austrian defender David Alaba could be one of the top Ones to Watch players in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Alaba has confirmed he will be leaving Bayern Munich this summer and has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Already a popular player in Ultimate Team thanks to his mobility, Alaba will add to the plethora of defensive talent in La Liga.


Dayot Upamecano

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TOP TRANSFER - Upamecano is the biggest confirmed transfer so far

Alaba's replacement at Bayern Munich has been confirmed, with French centre-back Dayot Upamecano making the switch from RB Leipzig for around £40 million.

We expect Upamecano to receive an upgrade on the next game, especially if he enjoys a good EUROs this summer.

Another defender with excellent pace, this will be a popular card next season.

Kane to City?

The summer transfer window rumour mill is in overdrive and Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly eyeing up a move for Harry Kane.

Last season's top goalscorer and top assist-maker will surely cost well in excess of £100 million, and Spurs look like they have no interest in selling.

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CLINICAL - Kane is one of the most lethal strikers around

If City do manage to secure the signing of Kane they could be unstoppable next season, but how would they line up in FIFA 22?