Christopher Jullien hopeful of securing Celtic exit after failing to attract transfer interest

By Lewis Laird

August 10, 2022

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien is still hopeful of finding a new club as we approach the end of the 2022 summer window.

However, according to the latest report from Football Scotland, the Frenchman is failing to attract any serious interest, which could see him remain at Parkhead.

The 29-year-old looked all set to depart the Hoops at the end of June, coming close to joining recently promoted Bundesliga side Schalke.

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But, just a matter of days later, the defender’s proposed move was suddenly off, with reports stating that Jullien had failed to agree personal terms after flying out to Germany to meet club representatives.

The former Toulouse man then returned to Glasgow and joined up with Ange Postecoglou’s squad for their pre-season preparations in Austria.

Despite regularly featuring off the bench in pre-season, the French centre-back has no future at Celtic Park after being deemed surplus to requirements by the Hoops manager.

Jullien already had Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Stephen Welsh ahead of him in the pecking order. But, the signing of summer addition Moritz Jenz all but killed off his future with the Bhoys.

So far, the central defender is yet to feature in a competitive Celtic squad, with all four players named above getting the nod in the starting 11 and on the bench.

Although Jullien is believed to be on the hunt for a new club and hopeful of securing his exit, the latest report from Football Scotland has stated that no club has registered a serious interest in signing him for the season ahead.

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Jullien may need to wait for his future to be resolved.

If Jullien isn’t able to secure his future within the new few weeks, he will then remain at Parkhead until at least January before heading into the final six months of his current deal.

This means that by the time the next transfer window rolls around in the winter, the defender will be able to discuss a pre-contract agreement with interested clubs.

After such a promising start to life at Celtic, it has been a disappointing few seasons for Jullien due to injury.

For all parties, it would be best if the Frenchman is able to move on this window in order to get him back out playing regular football once again and not have to spend six months in the stands before departing on a free.

Hopefully, as the end of the window approaches, more clubs take an interest and are able to secure his services for the 2022/23 campaign.

In other news, Report: La Liga side ‘best placed’ to sign Celtic target Alex Collado.