Brondby's sporting director hopes to talk with Celtic about Teemu Pukki this month

One of Celtic's current players could be set for a permanent exit following the latest comments.

Brondby coach Thomas Frank has been speaking to Danish newspaper BT about the prospect of keeping Celtic loanee Teemu Pukki for the long term.

The 25-year-old temporarily left Celtic Park in the summer and in the interim he has scored 11 goals in 31 matches this season.

His latest came on Sunday, after a seven-game goal drought, but it appears his current side would be keen on a permanent stay if something can be arranged with Celtic.

“My recommendation to Brondby leadership is that we should keep him,” Frank is quoted as saying.

“In my opinion he has international class and should be good for 10 to 15 goals a season.”

Brondby’s sporting director also had his say, explaining, “I have not yet spoken to Celtic about what their plans are with him. But before May is over, I hope a solution is found.”

Prior to his stint in Denmark, Pukki featured 38 times for Celtic, scoring nine goals and providing three assists in that time.

Two of those goals came for the Bhoys this season, with the Finnish striker netting a brace in a Champions League qualifying tie against KR Reykjavic.

With some of Celtic’s current striking options likely to leave this summer there could yet be a future for Pukki under Ronny Deila. But if the Scottish champions intend to sign additional forwards, Brondby may yet sign their current forward in a permanent deal.

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