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Celtic join Manchester City, Cardiff City and Middlesbrough in pursuit of non-league forward



Celtic have joined the race for Solihull Moors Striker Kyle Hudlin, as per a report from Football Insider.

The non-league forward is Britain’s tallest outfield player, standing at 6 ft 9, and has enjoyed a successful spell with the National League club since his arrival in October of last year.

The report states that Celtic sent a scout, Andy Thorne, to assess the striker during the club’s 1-1 draw to Barnet on Saturday.

The Athletic reported two weeks ago that Manchester City, as well as Cardiff City and Middlesbrough, were interested parties in the towering forward.

Hudlin has only played 47 minutes of National League football this season, coming off the bench in both the club’s opening games.

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The 21-year-old netted 10 times for the fifth-tier outfit last time out, a campaign where he featured 38 times for the Midlands club.

Hudlin joined the Solihull Moors from Midland League Division Two side Solihull United, and before that he netted 25 times in 22 games for Social Falcons.

The verdict

It is particularly surprising to see Manchester City with an interest in Hudlin, although, it is clear that they would have no intentions of integrating him into the first-team set up at this point, should they make a move in the future.

Cardiff and Middlesbrough are two sides that typically demand physically dominant front men, who can brings others into play, and cause havoc for opposing defences, and this kind of signing, would be an arrival that would address that.

It remains to be seen if Celtic firm up their interest after Andy Thorne’s visit to the West Midlands at the weekend, but his final destination, should he make a move in the near future, will be exciting to see.

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