Teemu Pukki continues to make Celtic’s decision to sell him in 2015 look like a humongous error six years later.
The Finnish striker was jettisoned from Parkhead by former boss Ronny Deila after failing to find his best form in the Scottish Premiership.
Indeed, he could only find the net on nine occasions in 38 appearances with the club following his arrival from Schalke 04.
Moved onto Brondby for a reported £600k after just two years as a Bhoy, Pukki has continued to plunder goal after goal. He was lethal in the Danish Superliga and then continued that rich form in both the Championship and Premier League with current employers Norwich City,
Since departing the club on a permanent deal, the now 31-year-old has scored 124 goals. For comparison, current Hoops forward Odsonne Edouard has found the net on just 82 occasions in the same period, albeit having only arrived at Celtic in 2017.
Pukki’s performances only seem to be improving as he ages. He has already scored 22 goals in the league this season, just seven goals fewer than his lethal 2018/19 campaign. He has a further seven league games to beat that haul.
Pukki’s displays also continue to draw praise from his manager. Norwich boss Daniel Farke has hailed the striker as “unplayable” throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
He is now rated at £6.3m as a result, indicating just how much he was undervalued by Celtic.
With the Canaries now look set to seal a return to the Premier League with yet another promotion, Pukki is once again set to be a top-level forward.
Should he equal or even better his last season in the Premier League then that will only continue to prove that Celtic made a huge error in selling him for what now looks like a pittance of a fee.