Teemu Pukki reveals desire to leave Celtic permanently after loan deal

Celtic striker Teemu Pukki has revealed his desire to stay at Brondby permanently.

With new Celtic manager Ronny Deila bringing in fellow Scandinavians such as Jo Inge Berget and John Guidetti, it was something of a surprise when Finnish striker Teemu Pukki was allowed to leave.

Pukki, 24, was snapped up by Neil Lennon for £3m in January, with Schalke parting with the former Sevilla youngster after just eight goals in 46 appearances for the Gelsenkirchen side.

With seven goals in 26 league games, Pukki impressed in his half-season at Celtic Park, and was widely expected to be an important player for Deila having played so well in pre-season.

Pukki found goals easy to come by in pre-season games and in Champions League qualifiers, but on deadline day, Pukki was allowed to leave the club following the arrivals of Guidetti and Stefan Scepovic.

A return to Scandinavia was on the cards, but this time, Pukki's destination was Denmark, as he and his Celtic team mate Holmbert Fridjonsson.

Now though, Pukki has hit five goals in 11 games for Brondby, and whilst he is only on loan for the season, Pukki has revealed that he wants to stay with the Danish giants permanently.

"I am concentrating on playing but it’s possible I could continue my deal, I like it here," he said. "All of the games are fairly even and the teams are of a good standard."

Pukki's goalscoring form would be well appreciated at Celtic right now, but if Brondby are willing to pay close to the £3m Celtic forked out for him, then few fans would say no to his permanent departure.

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