The FIFA 22 FUT Birthday promotion is in full swing, with a number of new cards made available over the course of the weekend.
The likes of Tammy Abraham and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have arrived through the Squad Building Challenge and Seasonal Objectives menus, whilst Martin Odegaard was amongst the standout picks from a mini-release on Sunday evening.
There will be plenty more Team 1 arrivals over the course of the next five days, with Monchengladbach defender Stefan Lainer set to be one of the new additions.
Here is everything that you need to know about his upcoming release.
FUT Birthday Lainer Stats
It is expected that the Austrian defender will be upgraded to an 88 OVR. There is currently no suggestion that Lainer will be moved away from his traditional RWB role.
Lainer should see significant upgrades across all six of his base statistics, with his pace likely to exceed the 90 OVR mark for the first time this year. Physicality is expected to be the standout attribute as far as his base areas are concerned.
The FUT Birthday promotion has handed out some huge weak foot and skill move upgrades too. Neither area has been confirmed for an upgrade, but we're expecting his weak foot to move up from a 3* rating to a 5* rating.
FUT Birthday Lainer Requirements
We imagine that EA Sports will ask for two squads in return for this FUT Birthday Lainer card, who should cost somewhere in the region of 100-150,000 coins.
We will add the confirmed requirements for this card as and when it arrives in FIFA Ultimate Team.
FUT Birthday Lainer Expiry Date
It is understood that this FUT Birthday version of Stefan Lainer will arrive in FIFA Ultimate Team at 6pm GMT on Monday, March 7th.
It will then remain in-game for one week, which would leave an expiry date of Monday, March 14th.
FUT Birthday Lainer Cheapest Solutions
We will add the cheapest solutions to this FUT Birthday Lainer SBC once it has been officially announced and released into the Ultimate Team servers.
FUT Birthday Lainer Review - Is It Worth It?
Whilst we are excited about the prospect of adding Lainer to our FUT club, we cannot review it until we have seen the statistics in full.
Be sure to check back here upon release to learn more about this card.
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