Hull reportedly turn down offers for Markus Henriksen; Tigers want £3m

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’s Markus Henriksen has been tipped to leave the club.

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.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Hull City have turned down four overseas bids for midfielder Markus Henriksen as none reached their £3 million asking price for the player.

The report states top European clubs Valencia, Sporting Lisbon, Fenerbahce and Bordeaux have all submitted offers for Henriksen, but Hull are remaining firm having already halved their previous asking price.

The Tigers’ financial position has already seen the likes of David Marshall and Fraizer Campbell leave the club. Henriksen is cited as another high-earner, and there is pressure to get him off the books.

 

Henriksen was Hull’s captain last season but he was left out of the squad for the club’s opening day 2-1 Championship defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The 27-year-old is a Norway international and he should be approaching the best years of his career. Interest in the player seems high and it is likely he will depart before the transfer deadline closes.

New manager Grant McCann will be hoping to use some of the cash to further strengthen Hull’s squad while he can.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa battles with Markus Henriksen of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull,...

The Tigers have made several additions, but only goalkeeper Matt Ingram and George Honeyman from Sunderland can be considered senior pros with previous Championship experience.

Hull have been tipped to struggle this season and, without further additions before Thursday’s 5:00pm deadline, they could be in for a long campaign.

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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