Newcastle United are one of two Premier League sides currently interested in Hull City’s midfielder Markus Henriksen, according to journalist Phil Cadden.
He’s reporting that the Tigers have already turned down a bid of £3m from French side Bordeaux, but with just six months of his contract left to run it seems the saga is far from over.
The 26-year-old has been one of the unsung heroes in Hull’s rise up the table this season, having initially joined from AZ Alkmaar in 2016. He couldn’t prevent them dropping out of the top flight, but has established himself as captain at the KCOM Stadium
If he is now on the move it would be a huge blow to Adkins and his side, but would he be right for a Premier League side? More to the point, is he the right man to help keep Newcastle in the top flight?
Our FLW panel discuss.
“Henriksen has been impressive for Hull this season, but I don’t think he’s ready for Premier League football just yet.
“He could potentially become a regular for Newcastle, as their midfield is hardly the strongest, however I doubt he’d get in at Leicester when they are being linked with big money moves for the likes of Youri Tielemans.
“Newcastle could do better, in my opinion.”
“This would be as good a signing for Newcastle as it would be a blow to Hull.
“Henriksen has been in supreme form for the Tigers and is one of the reasons why are where they are in the table
“I honestly think he can make the step up and become a fans’ favourite at St James’ Park.
“He has all the tools to do that, and will certainly go on to great things.”
“A very good signing.
“Henriksen has been vastly underrated throughout his time at Hull and the enforcer would add some much-needed steel to the Magpie’s midfield.
“With the constraints Benitez will undoubtedly be working with, it’s a signing that makes a lot of sense.”