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Huddersfield Town Sign Tallest Outfield Player In Britain

Huddersfield Town Sign Tallest Outfield Player In Britain

The former non-league player was linked with a surprise move to Manchester City last year but has now joined Championship Huddersfield.

Championship defenders will be straining their necks when coming up against Huddersfield Town, after they signed the tallest outfield player in Britain.

The player in question is 6"9 Kyle Hudlin, with the striker actually coming in at two inches taller than legendary tall man Peter Crouch.

Moving to the Championship is a huge step up for Hudlin, although it should only take him one stride, having previously played in the National League with Solihull Moors.

The 22-year-old have played two seasons in the non-league, wracking up 13 goals, but now he'll be playing for the Championship club.

Hudling unsurprisingly scores with a header. Image: Alamy
Hudling unsurprisingly scores with a header. Image: Alamy

"Kyle Hudlin has today joined the Huddersfield Town B Team from Vanarama National League side Solihull Moors," a statement from the former Premier League club said.

"The 22-year-old striker, who stands at 6’ 9” tall, has agreed a two-year contract with the Terriers that runs until the summer of 2024, with the Club having the option of a further year’s extension.

"Although his contract at his former club ended on 30 June, Town will pay an undisclosed fee for Kyle as he is under 24 and was offered a new deal by Solihull Moors.

"Having completed the paperwork at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex on Monday, Kyle will now continue his rapid rise through the football pyramid."

Head of Academy Recruitment Lee Mellor said: “Kyle is a very interesting player – one we are delighted to welcome to the Club.

"He’s had a fantastic rise to this position already, but we still feel there is a lot more to come from him.

"It was clear from our conversations that he has real self-belief and a determination to succeed, which is hugely important to making the most of his potential.

"We have plenty of options for what is the correct next step for Kyle. I'm excited to see his progress over the coming years."

Hudlin might have actually been playing at an even higher level, with Manchester City surprisingly linked with the forward last year, even watching him in pre season.

Huddersfield finished third in the league last season, just six points short of the top two spots, and then got through to the play-off finals.

They lost to Nottingham Forest 1-0, coming so close to a return to the top tier, but have since parted ways with manager Carlos Corberan.

Former caretaker boss Danny Schofield has now taken the reins on a permanent basis.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Huddersfield Town, Huddersfield, Non-League, EFL Championship, Transfers