Christopher Jullien has fallen down the pecking order this season and the Celtic defender is likely to move out, according to the Scottish Sun.
Jullien joined Celtic in 2019 but this season, he’s played in only nine league matches. He’s been out for most of the campaign due to surgery and this has dented his career massively. While he has been fit for the second half of the season but still, he’s been used sparingly.
He has one more year left on his current deal but the 29-year-old has hinted that he is ready to move out in the upcoming months.
The defender has admitted: “I still have a year of contract and I’d like to continue playing here, but my priority is to be on the pitch.
“If the conditions do not change, it is certain that on my side the door will be open to continue my career elsewhere at a club where the coach would be happy to rely on my qualities.”
🇫🇷 | Christopher Jullien on Celtic
“If conditions don't change, it's certain on my side the door will be open to continue my career elsewhere."
“For the last match, if the coach could give me 90 minutes, that would be great.” pic.twitter.com/ILta1T9lt8
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) May 13, 2022
Is it a good idea for Celtic to part ways with the defender?
Jullien suffered a knee injury back in December of 2020 and since then, the defender is yet to start a game for Celtic.
The Bhoys boss has relied on the pairing of Carter-Vickers and Starfelt this season and it’s pretty clear that Christopher Jullien has no future at Parkhead. Despite the club wrapping up the title early, the Frenchman has still not been able to find a place in the side.
A move to the French league looks like a very rational decision at the moment and since he has only one more year left on his current deal, even Postecoglou will want to get in some funds from his sale, rather than lose him as a free agent.
The Parkhead outfit are trying to sign CCV on a permanent deal and once that transfer is wrapped up, the manager will give the green light for Jullien to head out.