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Wijnaldum joins list of big names on the move ahead of FIFA 22

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

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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.

Latest news - Paris-bound

Netherlands central midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has officially signed for PSG.

Heavily linked with a move away from Anfield this summer, Wijnaldum had plenty of potential suitors with Barcelona and Bayern Munich both said to be interested.

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BOX TO BOX - Wijnaldum will add great energy to PSG

This could lead to an excellent Ones to Watch card next season, and will also boost an already top-class PSG midfield.

Release Date

Unsurprisingly there has been no word on when FIFA 22 will officially be released, but we can have a pretty accurate guess.

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FIFA 22 will likely be released between Friday, 24 September and Friday, 8 October, 2021, judging by the release in previous years.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Aston Villa has confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Emiliano Buendia.

This is a major coup for Villa as they have beaten Arsenal to the signing of the exciting Argentine winger.

Rumour Mill

Some more big names are also on the move, with AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma confirmed to be leaving the Italian giants.

Milan has already brought in Lille's title-winning GK Mike Maignan, but where will Donnarumma end up?

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