Kenny McLean loves playing with Celtic flop Teemu Pukki

By Connor Gordon

May 3, 2019

Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean is full of praise for teammate Teemu Pukki.

The former Celtic flop is top scorer for the canaries and is ripping the Championship apart.

This is a far cry from the out of favour Finnish striker who The Hoops let go to Brondby.

Now, former Aberdeen man McLean can’t believe his reformation.

Kenny McLean loves Teemu Pukki

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The former Aberdeen and Rangers youth spoke ahead of their crunch Championship winning tie against Aston Villa.

Teemu Pukki is popular at Carrow Road. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Pukki has led the charge to promotion, needing one goal to hit 30 this season.

McLean told BBC Sportsound: “Honestly, I could not believe the way this guy plays.

“I just didn’t see him being so quick, so sharp and his movement is unbelievable in the box.

“He’s got 29 goals, as well as 13 assists, his contribution has been incredible.”

At Celtic Pukki only mustered seven goals in 26 appearances.

Teemu Pukki didn’t make the grade at Celtic. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

However, with the arrival of Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons firing goals, perhaps he didn’t get a good enough shot at Scottish football.

Other Celtic flop needing partner

Another flop Celtic striker is getting some help if local media is to believed.

Persebaya Surabaya striker Amido Balde is on the verge of getting a partner up top.

The former Hoops man has been going through a torrid time in Indonesia having scored only four goals.

Amido Balde scores into Liverpool in Dublin friendly. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

However, Indonesian outlet Bola claim there is a striker crisis with Balde the only available choice.

The manager will be on the hunt for a local striker to bolster up the numbers to help the former Portuguese youth.

A few weeks ago, fans of the club started a #BaldeOut campaign on social media.

His manager defended him saying his trying his best.

It just goes to show the different ways your career can go after leaving the Hoops.

This said, Pukki is a more accomplished striker than his former teammate at Celtic.