CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN today agreed to a four-year deal with Celtic to seal his £7million switch from Toulouse, as CQN reported this morning.

The 6ft 5in centre-half put pen to paper after passing a stringent medical in London yesterday morning.

The French colossus became manager Neil Lennon’s first signing of the summer and will take the central defensive role vacated by Hertha Berlin-bound Dedryck Boyata.

The Hoops boss, speaking to the club website, said: “We are absolutely delighted to bring Christopher to Celtic. He is a quality player with great attributes and we are very much looking forward to him joining the squad and working with him.

“We’ve got a squad of great quality already here at the club, who have achieved incredible success over the past few seasons, but it’s always good to add further quality to the group, and that’s what we’ve got with Christopher.

“I know the players will be delighted to welcome him into the squad, and I know he will be keen to play his part in the seasons ahead as we look to deliver further success for our supporters.”

Jullien, 26, spent the last three years at Toulouse and scored eight goals in over 100 appearances for the top-flight French outfit.

He kicked off his senior career at Auxerre before a three-year spell with German side SC Freiburg.

Jullien is likely to make his competitive debut for his new club in the opening Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo in Bosnia a week on Tuesday.

Before that, he will meet up with the players during their pre-season training in Austria..

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