Former Scotland international Alan Hutton has hailed Christopher Jullien’s performances for Celtic this season as “superb.”

The Frenchman joined the club from Toulouse in a £7million move last summer, becoming the Hoops’ second most expensive signing ever (BBC Sport).

And speaking to Football Insider, Hutton suggested the 26-year-old has had a big impact on the team.

He is a big man mountain. He has been superb for them. Not only defending, but he has also chipped in with goals as well. I do not know him but he looks like a leader.

They have got a solid base to build from. It is helping them progress at the moment because it gives them the ability to attack teams and score loads of goals.

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With seven goals from defence so far this season (Football Insider), Jullien has certainly had a positive impact on Celtic and the timing of some of those goals has been hugely important as well.

The defender has scored the winners against both Rangers in the League Cup final and in the 2-1 win over Lazio at Celtic Park in the group stages respectively.

Furthermore, Jullien has also doubled the lead for the Hoops in recent fixtures against Hamilton and Hearts respectively, emphasising his ability to step up in big moments.

His most recent display against FC Copenhagen also earned a lot of praise from Celtic supporters, who responded to this Tweet.

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The Frenchman is, therefore, justifying his £7m transfer fee thus far following such important contributions.

Hopefully there will be a few more memorable moments to come this season as Celtic push for another domestic treble, as well as a successful run in the knockout stages of the Europa League.