One former Celtic star seems to feel the writing is on the wall for one player who was once very well-received by fans when he first arrived in 2019.
Frank McAvennie has been giving his say on what he believes the future looks like for Christopher Jullien under Ange Postecoglou, and it would seem it does not look very bright.
Admittedly, the French defender has been out on the sidelines for the last 18 months and hopefully using the dafabet-vietnam.com code that is available whilst he has been recuperating, which is why we have hardly seen him on the field.
Having cost £7 million to sign from Toulouse, the 29-year-old has had to sit behind the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt when fit, with the Australian-Greek manager seemingly opting for the pair as his first choice. Naturally, it seems to be a good combination as it allowed them to win the Scottish Premiership title.
Nonetheless, McAvennie appears to have gone a little further in the assessment, with the former player telling Football Insider: “It’s clear that Ange doesn’t like him. There were so many games to play last season and he never got a look in, that tells me he’s pretty much finished at Celtic.
“[Cameron] Carter-Vickers and [Carl] Starfelt played every game. I think one of them needs a big, powerful defender to partner them at the back and you would think Jullien fits that mould.
“But he hasn’t played and it doesn’t sound like he’s injured again so Ange clearly doesn’t like him as a player. I expect he will leave this summer because Ange won’t keep anyone who isn’t contributing.”
As he mentioned, he fully expects Jullien to be offloaded this summer as the Bhoys will want to raise funds as they look to improve the squad and perhaps try and compete in the UEFA Champions League, as well as try and retain their Scottish Premiership title.
It would be impossible to imagine they will fetch anywhere near the £7 million that they splashed out on him, especially as he made just one Scottish Cup appearance all season, as a 74th-minute substitute.
Jullien’s contract expires in 2023, so this summer is likely to be the only time in which Celtic are going to be in the driving seat in regard to getting a decent price, otherwise they potentially miss out on getting anything at all.
It will be interesting if McAvennie is right about Jullien’s future at Celtic Park this summer.