Ex-Celtic striker and Finland national treasure Teemu Pukki was at the centre of a political trade last week - as his national jersey was presented to French leader Emmanuel Macron.

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne handed off a shirt with Pukki 10 on the back when the pair met in Paris on Wednesday.

Goal scoring sensation Pukki has started the new English Premier League season on fire and has been the talk of European football with his shooting boots already providing eight goals in as many outings.

"Fans wrote off Teemu Pukki and Virgil van Dijk - my Celtic new boys can come good", claims Lennon

Rinne posted a snap of the two holding up the jersey, and said: "An excellent meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron. 

"Discussion topics include: Topics of the Finnish EU Presidency, combating climate change, defending the rule of law and the Union's multiannual financial framework. 

"I also brought a small gift."

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Hotshot Pukki - who spent 2013 at Parkhead, scoring just nine times in 37 matches - has become one of the most prolific players down south this campaign.

He has continued his tremendous form from last season when he scored 29 goals to help Norwich to promotion.

Pukki has scored 20 international goals from 75 caps.