Former Celtic man Frank McAvennie believes that defender Chris Jullien should be sold this summer, he claimed in an exclusive interview with Football Insider.

The 29-year-old has endured a torrid time with injury in the last 18 months at Parkhead, following his brutal leg injury sustained against Dundee United in late 2020.

Since then, the defender has managed just one appearance in the Hoops, featuring for the last 20 minutes in a Scottish Cup against Raith Rovers earlier this year.

McAvennie believes that Jullien will be sold this summer

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Insider, the 62-year-old signalled that he believes the Frenchman should move on to pastures new this summer.

“It’s clear that Ange doesn’t like him [Jullien],”

“There were so many games to play last season and he never got a look in, that tells me he’s pretty much finished at Celtic.

Carter-Vickers and Starfelt played every game. I think one of them needs a big, powerful defender to partner them at the back and you would think Jullien fits that mould.

“But he hasn’t played and it doesn’t sound like he’s injured again so Ange clearly doesn’t like him as a player.

“I expect he will leave this summer because Ange won’t keep anyone who isn’t contributing.”

Right decision to sell Christopher Jullien this summer

Despite his exploits in the past for Celtic, it is difficult to see a way forward for Christopher Jullien at the club. Since his injury, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt have gone on to form a fantastic partnership in the centre-half area, playing a key role in Celtic becoming Scottish Premiership champions.

Stephen Welsh has deputized for Carter-Vickers and Starfelt when necessary, pushing Jullien further down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou.

Going forward, it looks likely that the Celts will pursue another central defender in the transfer window, with the likes of Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Ko Itakura already linked with a move to Glasgow.

This would almost certainly spell the end for Jullien at Celtic, with his desire for regular first-team football unlikely to come to fruition at Parkhead in the coming months.