Sources: Celtic set sights on signing Britain’s tallest outfield player Hudlin after transfer mission
Celtic have set their sights on signing Britain’s tallest outfield player Kyle Hudlin from Solihull Moors, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 6ft 9in forward is making a name for himself at the National League side since joining last October.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Celtic scout Andy Thorne was at Moors last Saturday to run the rule of Hudlin.
He is regarded as a potential January target for the Hoops, who extended their summer blitz with three deadline-day signings.
Hudlin, 21, joined Solihull in March 2020 after banging in 25 goals in 22 games for Sunday league side Boldmere Falcons.
After bagging a hat-trick in just his second game, neighbours Solihull Moors snapped him up in October 2020 on a two-year deal.
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Hudlin scored nine goals in the National League after moving to Solihull last season.
After an impressive campaign, Hudlin walked away with the club’s Young Player of the Year and Goal of the Year awards.
He also has an FA Cup goal to his name after scoring against Morecambe in last season’s second round.
On 16 August, The Athletic reported Manchester City had also sent scouts to watch Hudlin, along with Championship outfits Middlesbrough and Cardiff.
All told, Celtic signed 12 players this summer with the squad in desperate need of an overhaul following a dreadful 2020-21.
Cameron Carter-Vickers, Jota and Giorgos Giakoumakis all signed on deadline day as Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie left the club.