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Davies, Messi, Ronaldo & Rashford named cover stars for PES 2021

Alphonso Davies, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, PES 2021
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Alphonso Davies, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Marcus Rashford will be the front cover stars for Konami’s upcoming PES 2021 season update.

The PES 2021 ‘Season Update’ will feature Messi and Ronaldo alongside each other for the first time, with youngsters Davies and Rashford joining them following their breakthrough campaigns.

Davies, who won the Champions League for the first time on Sunday, has become an integral part of Bayern Munich and is already rated as one of the world’s best left-backs.

Rashford, on the other hand, has gone from strength to strength at Manchester United in the past year. A goal-laden campaign has seen his reputation skyrocket, even earning comparisons to his idol Ronaldo. Konami’s decision to include him on the PES 2021 confirms his growing status.

The PES 2021 Season Update will be available on Tuesday, 15 September on PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC STEAM.

Current PES 2020 or PES 2020 LITE gamers can even pre-order a Club Edition with a 20% discount included. If you’re not either, though, Konami has promised more affordable prices to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Confirmed club partners include Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Sao Paulo, Flamengo, and Corinthians.

Euro 2020 is also set to feature after the competition was postponed until next year.

PES 2021 even includes the Russian Premier League, Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, Thai League 1, and Argentinian Superliga.

The first and second divisions for leagues in Italy, France, and Brazil will also feature.