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.
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.