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REVEALED: How Norwich hero Pukki was offered Chelsea chance

Norwich City ace Teemu Pukki is a Chelsea reject!

Former Brondby chief scout Flemming Berg admits he recommended Pukki to the Blues.

Berg, 47, is now head of elite development at the Danish FA.

He told The Sun: "We had one day before the transfer window shut and we needed a striker.

"I had followed Teemu since he was 16 when I was working for Chelsea as an international senior scout.

“I saw him play for Finland Under-17s at a tournament in Portugal, knew I had seen something special and told Chelsea about him.

"Teemu had a week's trial at Chelsea but maybe it was too early for him. A couple of years later, he went to Sevilla.

"Celtic had paid Schalke a lot of money for him and I knew he had not been playing too much in Scotland.

"I wasn't sure whether he would come to Denmark as it was a drop down but I knew his agent and, along with our sporting director, we managed to get him here.

"He was a big success but I knew he would be. I'm so happy he is doing so well at Norwich. He is such a nice lad. He is so serious about his football but easy to deal with."


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