Guimaraes has enjoyed a stunning start to life on Tyneside after arriving late in the January transfer window, managing to register six goal involvements since his arrival.
The Brazilian is unfortunately currently sidelined with a hamstring injury which has seen him miss three games thus far after picking up a knock against Tranmere Rovers and the news hasn’t got much better for Guimaraes, as his FIFA 23 rating has supposedly been leaked on Twitter.
According to a photo on Twitter, Guimaraes is set to receive an 81-rated card – something that has seemingly left the Brazilian less than impressed, leaving two questioning emojis in response:
Should Guimaraes have got a higher rating?
TIF Thoughts on Bruno’s rating…
Despite receiving a rating boost of two compared to what he had last year, it appears that some of his stats are doing him a disservice, especially when it comes to passing where he’s been handed just 79/99, despite boasting the third-best pass completion rate out of the entire Newcastle squad (FBref).
Guimaraes didn’t give much away in his tweet about the new card he looks set to receive, however, judging by the two emojis, he doesn’t seem too pleased by the decision to hand him such a low rating.
He may also feel hard done by in terms of defending, which could be down to his goalscoring prowess and make people think that’s all he’s about, however, as things stand, he boasts the second-best tackle percentage against opponents when dribbling at him (FBref), so having just 76/99 in defending could even be considered slightly harsh.
But judging but his start to life on Tyneside, it seems his rating will only be heading in one direction over the coming years.