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‘A very smart signing’ – Championship ace on Newcastle United’s radar: Opinion

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Newcastle United are continuing to track Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports from VG.

The Magpies, along with Premier League counterparts Leicester City and French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, were linked with a move to sign the deep-lying playmaker in January.

The 26-year-old has played an integral role in Hull’s turnaround in the Sky Bet Championship this season, scoring two goals in 27 games for the Tigers, with his current deal expiring in the summer.

Here, we discuss whether he would be a good signing for Newcastle…

George Harbey

“He would be a solid option to have, but I wouldn’t say he’s Premier League quality.

“If Newcastle are really looking to kick on next year and push for Europe, then I’m not sure Henriksen would really fit in.

“He’s best off staying at Hull as he is not what they need.”

Chris Gallagher

“I’m not so sure.

“There’s no doubt that the Norwegian is a talented player but I do think Newcastle should be aiming higher and they already have a lot of midfielders.

“Jonjo Shelvey hasn’t even been a regular this season so I don’t see how Henriksen would add much to the group.”

Louie Chandler

“A very smart signing.

“Henriksen is extremely good at what he does which is controlling games with a cool head and keeping attacks ticking over.

“Newcastle won’t get any thrills with him, but could be just what they need.”

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