A legendary forward, who was immensely popular during the FUT days, is finally about to make an appearance in EA FC 24
EA Sports has gone above and beyond to ensure that the shift from FIFA to EA FC is an exhilarating journey for players. While not every initiative has resonated perfectly with fans, EA Sports has remained dedicated to keeping the community engaged with a steady stream of Ultimate Team content. Besides the promos, however, one of the most recent exciting additions to the game is the reappearance of a beloved figure. For the very first time, a legendary striker who used to be one of the most popular picks in the FIFA Ultimate Team era has been added to the FC 24 database.
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Former Barcelona and Liverpool star Luis Suarez is finally getting an EA FC 24 item. The Uruguayan had been one of the most high-profile absentees in EA FC 24 since the game dropped. Even though Suarez remains an active professional, EA could not add him to the FC 24 roster earlier because he used to play in the Brazilian Serie A, which was out of its licensing jurisdiction.
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Things have changed now, however, as Suarez left Gremio to join Inter Miami. The Uruguay national team captain has rejoined his former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets there. As Inter Miami competes in the Major League Soccer, a league licensed by EA Sports, there are no legal obstacles preventing Suarez from being featured in EA FC 24.
Suarez was present in FIFA 23 but was removed in January following his move to Brazil. Since then, he has been absent from the game, but after signing for Miami, his EA Sports exile is over.
Suarez enjoyed an extended period as one of FIFA's highest-rated players. He hit his highest OVR rating of 92 in FIFA 17, but he was a highly sought-after item in FIFA Ultimate and Career Mode long before that.
The former Barcelona and Liverpool man was handed an 84-rated card last time around, and his current rating remains the same. There is no face card for the player at the moment, but that will change soon once his official face scan is completed.
Other Popular Players Who Are Not Playable in EA FC 24
Suarez was one of many popular footballers who did not make it to EA FC 24. Here are some of the biggest names who are still not a part of the game:
At 41, the Lion of Sweden, Zlatan Ibrahimović, has said farewell to professional football. After battling recurring knee problems, Ibrahimović's AC Milan swansong was cut short, prompting him to admit that even lions have their limits. As of now, there is no FC 24 item for the Swedish legend.
Gianluigi Buffon, considered one of the greatest goalkeepers ever, recently concluded his remarkable career. While football mourns his absence, Career Mode players lament the loss of a steal. You could sign the ‘06 World Cup hero for only €1 for the entire season, but that no longer remains an option.
Andres Iniesta is one of the popular players who are not playable in EA FC 24. Iniesta left European football a couple of years ago, but he still plays professional football. The 39-year-old currently plies his trade in the UAE league, which is not an EA Sports-licensed competition. That’s why you will not find the former Barcelona midfield maestro in EA FC 24.
Mesut Ozil had an unceremonious end to his spectacular career after terminating his Istanbul Basaksehir contract. The German was considered one of the greatest playmakers of all time during his prime, but his recent retirement kept him out of contention for an FC 24 item.
Gareth Bale brought his illustrious career to a close at the age of 33. While he received an End of an Era SBC in FIFA 23, there is currently no FC 24 item for the Welshman. However, similar to the other retired players mentioned earlier, Bale may make a comeback as an Icon or a Hero in the near future.