Hull's Markus Henriksen hints at potential summer exit two months after reported top-flight interest

Hull City's Markus Henriksen ackowledges the fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Hull, England.

Leicester City and Newcastle United were linked with Hull City’s Markus Henriksen in January.

Hull City's Markus Henriksen ackowledges the fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Hull, England.

Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen has told Norwegian press that he will discuss his options this summer after being linked with a move to the Premier League during January, VG.no reports.

“I have a plan about things that I think will happen. Now I’m a Hull player. I have seven games left to play. And then I sit down to the summer and find out what is best for me and Hull,” Henriksen explained.

The Norway international was linked with a Hull exit in January, with the Sun reporting on deadline day that both Newcastle United and Leicester City were keen on signing him.

 

Newcastle and Leicester now, however, appear to be behind front-runners Bordeaux for his signature, with Henriksen going on to tell VG.no how the French club have emerged as an appealing option for him.

“I try not to think too much about it, but the club you are talking (Bordeaux) about is very attractive to me. I have said that if I want to change the club, then I want to go to one of the four to five best leagues. France is a league that is there,” Henriksen added.

The Hull Daily Mail claims the Tigers rebuffed several offers for the player in January as they still harboured hopes of reaching the play-offs this term following an impressive run of form.

Fraizer Campbell of Hull City and Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Markus Henriksen of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on...

Now, though, with Hull dropping off the pace, they could be willing to let him go having recently exercised a 12-month contract extension option in order to place them in a better position this summer.

Henriksen’s previous deal was set to expire this summer and Hull were vulnerable to losing him on a free, but now they could seek a decent fee for him with the club previously valuing him at £5 million (the Sun).

Henriksen, 26, has started 33 league games for Hull this season, scoring twice and grabbing another two assists.

Aiden O'Brien of Millwall tackles Markus Henriksen of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Hull City at The Den on November 21, 2017 in London, England.

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