CHRISTOPHER JULLIEN sealed an £850,000 move to Montpellier this afternoon to end his stay at Celtic, as CQNforecast earlier today.
The towering French centre-back, who was a Hoops record fee for a defender at £7million from Toulouse in June 2019, agreed a three-year contract with the Ligue I club.
Jullien, 29, won the treble in his first season – including scoring the only goal of the game to clinch the Betfred League Cup against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side six months after his arrival – but was stricken by a knee injury after a sickening collision with a goal post in the 3-0 Premiership victory over Dundee United at Parkhead on December 30 2020.
AU REVOIR…Christopher Jullien makes one of his final Celtic appearances in the 2-2 draw with Legia Warsaw in Poland last month.
He has played only 12 minutes of first-team football since surgery on the problem when he had a cameo role in the 4-0 Scottish Cup success over Raith Rovers in the east end of Glasgow on February 13 this year.
The defender saw a proposed loan switch to Bundesliga club 04 Schalke fall through following a late financial hitch.
Jullien came through a stringent medical at the French club to reunite with boss Olivier Dall’Oglio’s who was in charge of of Dijon earlier in his career, according to French sport outlet L’Equipe.
The player, reported to be on £20,000-per-week, was into the final year of his Hoops contract.
Jullien is standing by to make his first appearance against Brest away from home on Sunday.
Coincidentally, he could face ex-Celtic whizzkid Karamoko Dembele who joined the club in the summer after his Parkhead contract expired.