Scott Brown admits he would give former Celtic flop another chance at Parkhead

Sometimes a player will get written off to the point where it’s hard for them to bounce back, but the reality is they just made some poor transfer choices.

Teemu Pukki falls into that category, as he played for Sevilla, Schalke and Celtic after leaving Finland, and that step up was too big.

Some strikers might learn and improve at a higher level, but it was clear that he needed to feel like the main man, and he finally found that with a spell at Brondby.

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Since then he’s been outstanding for Norwich, with 40 goals in 71 league games, he looks so much better than the player we saw briefly in Scotland.

The Sun recently reported on Scott Brown’s views on the striker, and it’s clear he would have him back at Celtic Park in the future:

“I’d bring back Pukki. He was quiet at Celtic. He always worked hard and put defenders under pressure.”

“But when he first came he didn’t look like a natural goalscorer. When I see him playing with Norwich, he’s obviously had that little bit more experience, he’s flying.”

“For a natural goalscorer, I would take Pukki because no matter what you always need one of them. We’ve got Griff [Leigh Griffiths] just now, and Odsonne [Edouard] who can produce that, but you can never have enough firepower.”

” He [Pukki] was quiet but a really nice man. Every morning he used to wear the same terrible Adidas trainers. They were about eight year old… his barnet was shocking as well!”

“When he played for us he didn’t get that much game time, he didn’t get many opportunities. “He didn’t probably score the amount of goals that we hoped he would score.”

With Norwich seemingly headed towards relegation it’s easy to see him looking to leave this Summer to test himself in Europe and potentially win trophies, so a return to Celtic wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

It’s hard to see it happening unless Edouard or Griffiths leave, but it would certainly be an interesting signing if it happened.


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