Frank McAvennie has suggested that Christopher Jullien’s time at Celtic could be drawing to an end. With Celtic keen on retaining Cameron Carter-Vickers ahead of the new season, it is expected that first team opportunities would continue to be limited if the first choice pair are available.
The former Celtic hitman McAvennie told The Sun that he believes manager Ange Postecoglou will look to get rid of Jullien as he is not contributing enough to the squad.
Jullien ended a 14-month injury spell with an appearance back in February. The French defender replaced Cameron Carter-Vickers and was able to play at least 15 minutes of football. The defender received a rousing reception as he returned to the field of play and his first touch was cheered enthusiastically by the support. However, he was not seen again during the run-in, taking up a dejected role during the celebrations.
“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 mold.
“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.”
Jullien was an integral part of Neil Lennon’s team that won 9IAR as well as sealing the Quadruple Treble; however, in the 2020/21 season, injuries curtailed his season. The defender has produced some memorable moments since arriving in a £7m deal from Toulouse, most notably a Cup Final winner versus Rangers and a late winner versus Lazio.