Norwich City have made Teemu Pukki an offer to extend his contract at the club - but the Finnish international is mulling over his future and is unlikely to commit to anything before the summer. 

The 32-year-old netted a brace during the Canaries' 4-0 thumping over Preston North End last weekend. 

Looming in the background is the reality of an expiring contract, with Pukki now having entered the final six months of his current deal. As of January 1, he is now able to enter talks over a pre-contractual agreement with clubs overseas. 

Pukki, via his representatives, made clear his desire for a new challenge at the end of last season, but Norwich were unwilling to let him move on and activated a one-year extension. 

Wagner is currently in a period of assessing his squad but was unequivocal when asked about Pukki's future. 

"Yeah, obviously. You like to have quality players in your squad and in your team," Wagner said when asked if he wanted to keep the Finn at the club beyond his current deal. 

"This is something that I have to discuss with Stuart (Webber). Everything that I've heard is that Teemu has an offer since the last few months or the summer on the table. He said he would like to think about what to do until the summer. 

"This is his right. He has a contract until the summer which I'm very pleased about. I hope we can work longer together but maybe not. This is part of the business. Four months is a long time in football and then we will know more.

"First and foremost, I'm very happy to have him in my team."

Pukki has been Norwich's top scorer in every season since he signed for the club and, despite not being as prolific as in previous seasons, his importance to the Canaries' cause is still significant. 

Wagner's first impression of City's talismanic striker has been overwhelmingly positive. 

The Pink Un: David Wagner is enjoying working with Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki.David Wagner is enjoying working with Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Image Limited)

"He is an interesting guy because he is such a calm character. He has humour as well. I really like him and he has an unbelievable football brain for a striker. He knows the game inside out," Wagner said.

"He knows when to receive the ball in the half spaces, when to run in behind and he obviously has great technique and can finish with both feet, even in the air he has some quality. He is a top, top-class striker there is no shadow of a doubt.

"I think we can be very happy to have him in our team."