Man City Have Signed Someone Just To Play FIFA

Man City Have Signed Someone Just To Play FIFA
By Conor O'Leary Updated

It's a sign of the times that Premier League clubs transfer targets now involve imaginary players.

Manchester City have made 18-year-old Kieran "Kez" Brown their first ever e-sports player. That means that Brown will never actually take the field, but will represent the club at e-sports tournaments playing FIFA.

That's right, FIFA players can now actually be signed by a real Premier League club to play FIFA. That's the dream.

Brown isn't the first e-sports player in the Premier League though. Sean Allen was signed by West Ham in May, and it looks like other clubs are getting in on the act.

Brown told BBC how he thinks the role is going to work:

I'm going to live stream on Twitch, I'm going to be making videos for Manchester City's YouTube channel and I'm going to be playing some City fans and representing City in future tournaments, which I'm looking forward to.

Given how many subscribers FIFA youtube users get, and how quickly they've been able to make a profit out of FIFA videos - it makes sense for clubs to enter the market.

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It's a bold new world out there.

[BBC]

See Also: Ireland's 2022 World Cup Squad According To FIFA 16


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