Gareth Bale will remain on the UK cover of FIFA 14, despite yesterday's record-breaking transfer to Real Madrid.

In a statement provided to this morning, EA Sports confirmed that "Gareth Bale remains the FIFA 14 UK cover star alongside Lionel Messi.

"In light of his recent transfer we are working closely with his management and we will have an update soon."

The decision to keep Bale on the cover means that FIFA 14 will be the first core FIFA release not to feature a Premier League player on the UK cover.

It was announced yesterday that former-Tottenham star Bale had transferred to Real Madrid in a record-breaking £85.3m move.

In the hours that followed, EA Sports released a new 15-second trailer showing Bale in his new Real Madrid kit.

Source: EA Sports Representative