By Alan Hutton

8th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Scottish pundit suggests Celtic plotting game-changing signing after Hudlin transfer mission

Alan Hutton has suggested Solihull Moors striker Kyle Hudlin could be a game-changer Celtic at both ends of the pitch.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 6ft 9in forward would help the Hoops defensively as well as in attack.

Football Insider exclusively revealed last week (September 3rd) Celtic have set their sights on signing the 21-year-old striker.

Celtic scout Andy Thorne was at Moors to scout Hudlin last month.

The Athletic reported last month (August 16th) that Manchester City have also been keeping tabs on Hudlin, along with Middlesbrough and Cardiff.

Hutton claimed the striker could transform Celtic at both ends of the pitch.

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“That’s some height for a striker, you’d like to think he can hold the ball up,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

“I’ve seen a couple of teams have registered interest in him, so they’ve obviously seen something.

“I’ve not seen him play but these clubs are obviously looking everywhere for that next talent.

“He would bring something different. He can be a handful for any centre-half to deal with, especially for set pieces.

“We know how vulnerable Celtic can be even defending set-pieces, so he could help going the other way too.

“It’s an interesting one, we’ll see how it develops but I would have thought it would be one for the future.”

Hudlin signed for Solihull Moors in October 2020 and has since scored 10 goals in 39 games for the club.

The 21-year-old scooped the club’s top goalscorer, young player of the year and goal of the year awards last season.

In other news, Football Insider has the latest on Christopher Jullien’s injury battle.