Celtic’s signing of Christopher Jullien in the summer marked a bit of a change in the Hoops transfer policy. For the most part the Hoops sign players at the start of their career with a goal to sell them on for a profit in a few years time. Moussa Dembele is probably the highest profile example of that.

The signing of Jullien was a bit different though. Here was a player who was experienced, and that Celtic were willing to pay £7 million to Toulouse for.

Performed well on the big occasion so far

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The move seemed like a bit of a gamble. However, it is a gamble that has paid off. Jullien has settled into the Celtic side and has become one of the mainstays of Neil Lennon’s side. He seems to be a big occasion player, which is what you want when you pay £7 million for a player.


He shone in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Rangers in September, then had has his finest moment in Hoops shirt so far when he scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Lazio.


Jullien continued his run of big game performances with an excellent display in Celtic’s first ever win in Italy, the 2-1 win over Lazio in Rome.

Solid in recent victory in Italy

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He was solid in defence, and was particularly impressive with the number of headers that he won. The £7 million Neil Lennon and Celtic paid for the player is beginning to look like a bargain.

If Jullien continues his good form for the Hoops, then teams will obviously take an interest in him. Should be the case, then Celtic will receive a lot more money than what they paid for the player. In fact, they should be looking for at least double the amount.

Hopefully that isn’t for a few seasons yet. Jullien still has goals to achieve at Celtic. Hopefully he can help the Hoops to nine, then 10 in a row, then perhaps the talk about his future will begin.

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