Christopher Jullien set for medical at Schalke as Celtic defender prepares for Parkhead exit with just one year remaining on his contract
- Christopher Jullien has only one year left on his contract at champions Celtic
- The £7million defender has fallen down the pecking order at Parkhead
- Now the injury plagued defender is set for a medical at Bundesliga side Schalke
Celtic defender Christopher Jullien is set to finalise a move to Bundesliga giants Schalke.
The £7million central defender fell out of favour under Ange Postecoglou.
And Schalke are now poised to secure the 29-year-old’s signature pending the results of a medical.
Celtic’s Christopher Jullien is on the brink of joining German side Schalke subject to a medical
Plagued by injury Jullien returned to pre-season training for Celtic at Lennoxtown this week.
On Tuesday night, however, an image posted on his Instagram account from the window seat of an aeroplane alerted fans to his imminent departure.
While the image was quickly removed, Jullien gave an interview in France last season admitting that he would be forced to weigh up his future if first team opportunities remained elusive.
With one year left on his deal Schalke will now take up the slack, with the towering defender one of a number of players likely to depart Parkhead.
Jullien has been injury plagued during his time at Celtic and has fallen out of favour
Keeper Vasilis Barkas is already on loan at Utrecht and Albian Ajeti, Ismael Soro and Boli Bolingoli are all surplus to requirements.
A five year deal is already in place for left-back Alex Bernabei after the Argentine flew to Glasgow last Friday.
Despite prolonged negotiations over a deal for Jota, the Portuguese winger is still expected to be part of the squad which flies to Austria for three pre-season games on Monday.