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11/09/2013 09:25 BST | Updated 11/11/2013 05:12 GMT

FIFA 14 Cover: Gareth Bale Reveals Altered Real Madrid Video Game Cover

There might be a reason that EA's annual FIFA game tends to be released after the transfer window ends.

In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if they held back the box art from the printers until the midnight deadline too.

One of this year's cover stars, Gareth Bale, was set to appear in his shining bright Tottenham Hotspur kit - until he went and moved to Real Madrid for a world-record £85.3 million, £300k-per-week six year deal.

So what else could EA do but rush back to Photoshop and make a few last minute changes? The result, as tweeted exclusively by Bale himself earlier today, is below:

IFA 14 will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on September 27, and on Xbox One and PS4 at launch. If you manage to find a 'Day One Edition' of the Xbox One, and pre-order it, you'll get a digital copy of FIFA 14 free.

Check out how the game itself looks, in our video preview above.