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Why is Lamine Yamal not in EA FC 24?

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Players are not able to select Barcelona’s promising youngster on FC 24 Ultimate Team.

The countdown to the official release of EA Sports FC 24 has football fans buzzing with anticipation. This year, the popular gaming franchise has undergone a name change, adding to the excitement surrounding the game’s launch. Those lucky enough to have early access will dive into the game this Friday, while the rest of us must wait another week.

As we gear up to enter the title, official announcements have begun to surface, including the Serie A and Bundesliga Player of the Month and lists of the top players from each league, such as the 24 best La Liga players.

However, in the star-studded galaxy of Ultimate Team, the game’s most famous mode, one shining young talent will be conspicuously absent: FC Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal. The skilful winger isn’t featured in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team because he is still under 17 years old.

Nevertheless, Lamine’s reputation precedes him, prompting one fan to recreate what his in-game card might have looked like with meticulous detail.

The prediction comes from the FUTxGG account, which not only compiled his statistics but also assessed his dribbling skills, ability to use his weaker foot, and work rate.

Positioned primarily as a right winger, Lamine could also have played on the left flank or as a centre forward, boasting an overall rating of 78 points. This would have shattered records as the youngest player to achieve such a high average rating.

Lamine would have been a lightning-fast player, with an impressive shot for a winger, notable passing skills, and exceptional dribbling ability, making him an agile player. His defensive contributions would have been decent, and his physical attributes would have been noteworthy for a winger.

Notably, his card would have featured 5-star dribbling skills, putting him among the most skilful players in the game, along with 4-star weak foot abilities, making his right foot a reliable option for passing and shooting.