Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou managed to end his debut season in charge of the Bhoys in a rather successful fashion.
In addition to taking the SPFL title away from Rangers and back to Parkhead, the Hoops also ended the campaign with the best attack and best defensive record in the division.
With 38 games played, Celtic scored 92 goals and conceded just 22, which is 12 more than Rangers scored and nine fewer than they conceded.
One figure in the squad that didn’t contribute that much to Celtic’s impressive season was Christopher Jullien.
Despite missing the majority of the season through injury, the defender – who has had one performance back in 2020 labelled as a “shocker” by Tam McManus – didn’t get that much of a look in when he was available.
He ultimately only played 16 minutes of action for his side, which came during their 4-0 win over Raith Rovers in the Scottish FA Cup back in February.
This, and the fact that a report from The Athletic claimed that the club would be willing to let the £20k-per-week centre-back leave the club this summer, doesn’t make the chances of him featuring much for the Hoops moving forward look particularly high.
With that in mind, if the Frenchman does end up waving goodbye to the Parkhead club this summer, one figure that they have been linked with recently that could be a good replacement for Jullien is Ben Davies.
Last season saw the Liverpool centre-back spend the campaign on loan with Sheffield United in the Championship.
During his time with the Yorkshire club, the centre-back made 22 appearances in total, in which he made 29 interceptions, won 18 tackles and ended the campaign with an average of 2.6 clearances per game.
This shows the sort of defensive credentials the Englishman, who has been described as “outstanding” in the past by Preston North End executive Peter Risdale, has and why he’d be a useful asset for the Hoops.
Moving forward, if Postecoglou wants to add another centre-back to his ranks that can act as some competition for the likes of Carl Starfelt and Cameron Carter-Vickers, then Davies could be the ideal candidate to come in and make a stake for a place in the side, especially if Jullien ends up leaving.