Report: Celtic agree fee with Toulouse for Christopher Jullien

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic gives his team instructions during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Christopher Jullien looks set to leave Ligue 1 for the Scottish Premiership with Celtic close to signing the centre-back.

Christopher Jullien of Toulouse celebrates with Issa Diop after scoring during the Ligue 1 match between Toulouse and Lille OSC at Stadium Municipal on May 6, 2018 in Toulouse, .

Celtic appear to be on the verge of announcing Christopher Jullien as their first summer signing, with the Daily Record claiming that they have agreed a deal to sign the towering centre-back from Toulouse.

Jullien has emerged as Celtic’s number one target after the Scottish Premiership champions saw their back line ravaged by the departures of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic in the last few weeks.

 

But it seems as if Neil Lennon will have a new face in his squad by the time pre-season gets underway with the Daily Record stating that the manager has now won the race for the coveted 26-year-old after talking to him in Paris this week.

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The only thing standing in Celtic’s way now is agreeing personal terms.

Toulouse's French defender Christopher Jullien (L) and his coach Michael Debeve celebrate their 1-0 victory and their staying in League 1 at the end of the French L1

But this should not be too much of an obstacle with La Depeche suggesting that Jullien is keen on a move to Scotland. They even report that the deal is pretty much ‘done’.

And this looks like a substantial coup for Celtic given that Jullien was attracting interest from clubs in England and Spain.

The former Freiburg and French youth star won’t come cheap however, the Record stating that he is valued at around £10 million, but a commanding and experienced centre-back could be worth every penny for The Hoops. 

If Jullien does cost £10 million, he will be the club's new record signing.

Christopher Jullien of Toulouse during the Ligue 1 match between Toulouse and Marseille at Stadium Municipal on May 18, 2019 in Toulouse, France.

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