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SportBenfica eyeing ambitious Teemu Pukki move

17:51  06 june  2019
17:51  06 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Teemu Pukki (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈt̪e̞ːmu ˈpukki]; born 29 March 1990) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Norwich City and the Finland national team.

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Benfica eyeing ambitious Teemu Pukki move © Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship

Recently crowned Portuguese champions Benfica are reportedly interested in signing Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki.

The Finnish international was the Championship’s top scorer last season with 29 goals, more than playing his part as the Canaries finished first to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Benfica eyeing ambitious Teemu Pukki move © Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Sport

According to a story on A Bola, his output has caught the eye of Benfica, who are now considering making a move for Pukki and hope a bid of around €15 million would be enough to convince Norwich to make a deal.

The report suggests that Pukki’s style is appealing to Benfica coach Bruno Lage, who believes he would fit into his team well.

Benfica’s current striker is Haris Seferovic, the Swiss international who hit 23 goals in Primeira Liga in 2018/19.

29-year-old Pukki joined Norwich from Brondby IF last summer and has two more years left on his current contract, putting the club in a strong position to keep hold of their marksman.

Teemu Pukki plays down Benfica rumours.
Since they gained promotion from to the Premier League, Norwich have had to contend with interest from other teams in some of their star players. Reports have suggested that Portuguese giants Benfica are interested in striker Teemu Pukki following his impressive season. However, according to reports on the Eastern Daily Press, Pukki has no intention of leaving the club this summer. Speaking to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, as reported by the EDP, Pukki claims he hasn’t thought about a move away and likes being in Norwich. “At least for the moment, I haven’t given any weight to that type of stuff.

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