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15:57  19 june  2019
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Pukki named Finland Player of the Season

Pukki named Finland Player of the Season Teemu Pukki has been named Finland Men’s Player of the Season following his performances for Norwich this year. According to Finnish outlet Svenska, Pukki picked up his award on Tuesday night at their awards evening. The report claims that Pukki beat Lukas Hradecky to the gong. The Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper has been Finland’s Player of the Season for the last three years in-a-row, with Pukki ending his reign of dominance. Pukki joined Norwich

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.

Teemu Pukki 's goals in Brøndby IF so far.

Teemu Pukki plays down Benfica rumours © Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Sport Aston Villa v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship

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.

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Benfica eyeing ambitious Teemu Pukki move 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. 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.

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“At least for the moment, I haven’t given any weight to that type of stuff.”

However, Pukki, who scored 29 league goals for Norwich last season, was not completely definite about his future at Carrow Road. He is sure that’s where he can see himself next season, although he has said he would consider an offer if it came in.

“Of course, if there were any offers, you should think about it. But I have a clear head. It’s the thought that I am going back to Norwich. It was really good for me and my family. It’s good to be in Norwich and that’s why I see no reason to leave.”

With interest from Benfica, he may have to consider his future, but Pukki has said his head is clear at the moment and he is just focusing on playing in the Premier League next season.

Teemu Pukki's top five goals for Norwich.
Norwich City have confirmed that striker Teemu Pukki has signed a new three-year deal with the club. Pukki has put pen to paper on an extended contract with the Canaries, with the option of a further year. Twitter: Teemu Pukki has signed a new three-year deal with the Club, with the option of a further year! #ncfc (@NorwichCityFC) The Finland international joined Norwich from Danish side Brondby last summer on a free transfer, initially being seen as a back-up to the “marquee” signing of Jordan Rhodes on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.

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