Celtic signed Teemu Pukki on 31 August 2013 from Schalke 04 for a fee thought to be around £2.25million, per Transfermarkt.
The Finnish striker had impressed with his performances for the Bundesliga giants, which led to Neil Lennon bringing him to Celtic Park.
Pukki had found the back of the net eight times in his 47 appearances for the club and the Scottish Premiership side had high hopes for the attacker.
Fans also held high expectations for the Finland international as they had looked to bolster their attacking ranks as they had aims of continuing their dominance of Scottish football.
Here are some of their reactions to his arrival….
— Thomas Johnston (@ThomasJo97) August 31, 2013
— Liam (@liamf1888) August 31, 2013
— James Kielt (@JamesKielt) August 31, 2013
@celticfc great stuff bhoys
— Boab McScruff (@McScruff1888) August 31, 2013
— keiryn veitch (@keirynnnnn) August 31, 2013
Capture of Pukki & Israeli schemer Nir Biton a big boost for #Celtic before the CL campaign. I've seen both new boys & they are impressive.
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) August 31, 2013
However, the player’s stay in Glasgow was relatively short, although he did have a rather good record in front of goal when all things are considered.
Having made just 38 appearances for the club and scoring nine times, he was sent out on loan to Brondby and made his switch permanent.
Fast forward to now, Celtic fans may wish the player was at their club now as he continues to impress in England’s Championship.
A free agent in the summer, he joined Norwich City and has played a key role in their pursuit of Premier League football.
Pukki has 16 goals to his name so far, with 15 from 23 matches in the Championship – leaving him just one behind the league’s current top marksmen.
Arguably, if he were still at the club now, Celtic could have had the ideal man to help them continue their quest to retain their title and ensure they do not lose their crown to Old Firm rivals Rangers.
Celtic fans – thoughts?
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