Finnish forward Teemu Pukki joins Celtic in four-year deal from Schalke 04

The player becomes Neil Lennon's latest signing, a day after Nir Biton joined.

Schalke 04 forward Teemu Pukki
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Teemu Pukki has completed his move to Celtic from German Bundesliga side Schalke 04, signing a four-year contract.

The Finland international forward is the second player recruited by Neil Lennon this week, joining Israeli midfielder Nir Biton, who signed on Friday.

Despite playing in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds for Schalke 04, Pukki is eligible to play for Celtic in the group stage of the competition.

Pukki started his career with FC KooTeePee before moving to Sevilla in 2008, making two appearances for the top team before returning to his native Finland with HJK Helsinki.

After 13 goals in 29 domestic appearances across two seasons, as well as five in six European matches, a move to Germany with Schalke 04 followed in 2011 in a £1.3m switch.

Pukki struggled for playing time in the Bundesliga, starting just seven of his 36 appearances for the club over two seasons, scoring on eight occasions.

He featured more regularly in the Champions League last season with Schalke, starting three of his five games without finding the net.

At international level, Pukki has scored six goals in 24 appearances and was on target in a World Cup qualifier with Spain in March.

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