Celtic must look to bring former flop Teemu Pukki back to the club.

The Finland international is on fire in the English Championship with Norwich City. Likewise, Pukki has also been scoring for his national side.

As Celtic are looking to bring in two strikers this month, the striker’s familiarity with Glasgow would help.

Coming back a more complete player

When the ex-Schalke forward arrived at Parkhead he was 23-years-old and big things were expected.

The Hoops were wanting the then centre-forward to be the main striker for the club.

Teemu Pukki found it hard to be the main striker at Celtic. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Pukki only managed seven goals before being shipped on loan to Brondby where he was then signed permanently.

However, since his Parkhead exit, the Finn has battled to become quite the goal scorer.

He scored 40 goals for the Danish side and got a free move to England this season.

Currently, Pukki has scored 19 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for club and country.

Finland international is a different animal in the Championship with Norwich City. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

This is a different striker to the one who arrived from Germany with just eight goals.

Celtic fans split on possible Pukki return

The Hoops faithful are not sure on whether the club should seek their former forward.

Due to Celtic only having one available striker, some would be happy to have him back.

Some fans aren’t as welcoming and still think the Finland international still wouldn’t cope in Scotland.

Whether Brendan Rodgers thinks a Pukki return is a good idea is anyone’s guess.

If it was any other striker with his ratio in the Championship this season, then hoops fans would definitely be interested.

Gary Hooper had a fantastic record in the Championship with Scunthorpe before Celtic move. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Perhaps his previous stint has done enough to put people off but they must remember players change and develop.

At 28-years-old, Pukki is now entering his peak age for a footballer and may be worth a shot.

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