It is that time of year again for FIFA 13 fans, as the January Transfer window is now open meaning that clubs can now do business once again and we’ve already seen a fair number of notable transfers. Unlike previous versions of FIFA, the frequent update system implemented in FIFA 13 means that the first January update has already taken place, with the first batch of transfers now being playable with their new respective clubs as of January 6. Fans of Chelsea and Liverpool will be very pleased to hear that Daniel Sturridge can now be seen on the Liverpool team and likewise for Demba Ba following his recent switch from Newcastle.
The update should have happened automatically if you have been playing FIFA 13 regularly, but if not you’ll see the changes in the game thanks to the last EA roster update, or you can go to customize to download the update manually. The official transfer window for real time deals doesn’t close until the end of the month, so expect to see another update happening in FIFA 13 to conclude activity for the remainder of the window.
For now though, there is plenty of action to be seen in FIFA 13 already. Aside from Sturridge and Ba moving as mentioned above, Joe Cole will now be on West Ham’s books, while legendary free kick specialist Juninho has now made a move to New York Red Bulls to play alongside Thierry Henry after switching from Vasco De Gama.
As far as we’re aware, the updates are not yet live in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, so you may have to hold on until the end of the Transfer Window for EA to rollout out all of the changes altogether. It’s nice to be able to jump on to FIFA though after seeing the day’s transfer activity on the news, so fans should be happy that updates are happening almost instantly now compared to previous games.
You can check out a full list of the names that have been moved so far on this useful guide here. Take note that Alexandre Pato has now moved to Brazilian club Corinthians, so don’t worry if you suddenly find him missing on Milan’s roster. Let us know what you think of the new player’s stats after seeing them at their new clubs. Should Demba Ba have a higher rating of 83 overall for Chelsea, or is that a fair outcome in your opinion?