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Celtic: Christopher Jullien backed to leave Parkhead this summer

Celtic: Christopher Jullien backed to leave Parkhead this summer -Celtic News

Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien still looks likely to complete an exit from Parkhead this summer, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph.

The Lowdown: Jullien’s injury-plagued career

The Frenchman has suffered cruel luck in the injury department in recent years, with his progress hampered hugely by ongoing fitness problems.

Jullien made just one appearance for Celtic in the whole of last season, coming in the Scottish Cup, and Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt have forged a strong centre-back pairing in his absence.

The 29-year-old’s current Hoops deal expires next summer, so now is the last opportunity for the club to earn a fee for offloading him, amid reported interest from clubs in his homeland.

The Latest: Joseph discusses Celtic exit for Jullien

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Joseph claimed that there is still plenty of interest in Jullien ahead of a possible exit from Celtic.

The reporter stated:

“I think Celtic were expecting clubs to come in for Jullien, they knew there was interest in Germany and France. I think there’s still interest in France in particular.”

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The Verdict: Makes perfect sense

It makes total sense for all parties for Jullien to depart Celtic this summer, getting him off their wage bill but also allowing him to be a key player elsewhere.

Neil Lennon once described the defender as ‘excellent’, and had it not been for injuries, there is every chance that the Frenchman would have become a formidable player for the Hoops.

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A summer exit would allow him to move on at the right time and then let Ange Postecoglou sign a less injury-prone centre-back as a strong squad option, such as Celtic-linked Tottenham ace Japhet Tanganga.

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