Celtic’s Teemu Pukki to sign permanent contract with Brondby, claims Per Rud

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Teemu Pukki will join Brondby on a permanent contact from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, says Per Rud.

Brondby sporting director Per Rud has told The Express that the club have signed Teemu Pukki from Celtic on a permanent contract.

The 25-year-old forward joined the Danish outfit on loan from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic in the summer of 2014.

"We have been very satisfied with Teemu this past season, who from day one was a clear improvement in the team,” Rud told The Express.

"As a player, he brought us a lot of quality up front and is versatile. In addition to the important goals he has scored, he has been very valuable in big game, where he constantly tests the opposing defence.

"There is no doubt that he is a very talented footballer with great potential, and we are therefore very pleased to have secured Teemu on a long-term agreement.”

Will Celtic miss Teemu Pukki?

Pukki joined Celtic from German club Schalke in the summer of 2013, but he has been largely a disappointment at Celtic Park.

The Finland international managed to score just six goals in his debut season for the Scottish giants.

The 25-year-old made five appearances for the Bhoys at the start of the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, before Celtic manager Ronny Deila deemed him surplus to requirements.

Celtic did not miss him this past season, as they won the Scottish Premiership title and the Scottish League Cup without him.

With Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Scepovic playing well, Pukki is not someone that Celtic need or will miss next season.

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