Report: Celtic scout Kyle Hudlin; also watched by Man City

By John McGinley

September 3, 2021

Celtic have recently scouted Solihull Moors forward Kyle Hudlin, website Football Insider has reported.

The outlet believes that Bhoys scout Andy Thorne was in attendance at the National League side’s draw with Barnet last Saturday to watch the 21-year-old in action.

How useful that would have been is up for debate, given the striker didn’t start and only came off the bench with half an hour to go in the match.

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Still, Hudlin is attracting a lot of attention in England, so it makes sense that Celtic would want to see what the fuss is all about.

Football Insider say that Hudlin is now a potential January target as Ange Postecoglou considers the long-term future of his Celtic squad.

The interest comes after an interesting report in The Athletic last month that stated English champions Manchester City also recently watched him in action.

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The outlet states that City were initially impressed by video-scouting done on Hudlin, before making a trip to see him in person.

English Championship sides Middlesbrough and Cardiff City are both credited with an interest too.

So what is the fuss all about? He’s playing non-league football after all.

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Well, at 21 he has future potential and his height is a major talking point. At 6ft 9in tall, he’s reported to be the tallest outfield player in the UK.

After prolific goalscoring in Sunday League, he was snapped up by Solihull Moors, where he’s scored ten goals in 38 matches as a giant target man.

It’s a name to add to your watchlist at the very least, especially if clubs higher up the English pyramid are keeping an eye on him. There could well be a bargain to be had here.

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