Striker three inches taller than Atdhe Nuhiu linked with shock move to Sheffield Wednesday

It would be a big move – in more ways than one.
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Sheffield Wednesday are among three clubs chasing the signature of larger than life non-league striker Kyle Hudlin known as the tallest footballer in Britain.

The six-foot-nine centre forward, who is just 20 years old, was plucked out of amateur football by Solihull Moors at the start of last season before claiming 10 goals for the Midlands side.

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Football Insider say that Yorkshire rivals Wednesday, Huddersfield and Barnsley are battling it out for the unique forward.

Solihull Moors striker Kyle Hudlin has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.Solihull Moors striker Kyle Hudlin has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Solihull Moors striker Kyle Hudlin has been linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

Some two inches taller than former England striker Peter Crouch and a full three inches taller than former Owls forward Atdhe Nuhiu, Hudlin has a year left on his contract at the fifth-tier club and so would presumably command a fee.

Hudlin only signed from Sunday league Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons in October, he netted his first goal for Moors in a spirited 4-2 FA Cup defeat to League Two play-off finalists Morecambe late last year.

He ended the season in great form, scoring vital goals in the three consecutive matches as they rallied to finish the campaign with five consecutive wins in a comfortable midtable placing.

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Hudlin’s size has attracted obvious media attention and in an interview with The Sun last year, he admitted his career only took off when he was moved further up the pitch, having been played in defence for many years by coaches obsessed with his heading ability.

But he maintains there are more strings to his bow than just his height.

“I would watch the likes of Ronaldinho, Robinho, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo – his heading attributes is like he is a big guy,” said the youngster.

“You will get furthest in this game by building your own identity though.

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“I want young players to be looking up to me and wanting to be like Kyle Hudlin.

“People are already put off by me as soon as I get off the bus. The mental battle is already won.

“I have the mental confidence when I get on the pitch that I am going to be better and bigger than them.”



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