Hull City are fighting off interest in their captain Markus Henriksen, with two Premier League clubs battling French side Bordeaux for his signature according to journalist Phil Cadden.
The 26-year-old joined Hull from AZ Alkmaar in 2016, but only has six months left to run of his current deal. The reporter suggests that the Tigers have already turned down a £3m offer from the French side, but there’s now interest from our own top flight.
Newcastle and Leicester are both thought to be monitoring the situation and with the player free to leave the club for nothing in the summer, it seems possible that some business may be concluded.
Whilst Hull won’t want to lose such an influential player, they’re also a business and will surely cash in if the money is right.
Henriksen is a Norway international with 45 caps for his country. He’s played 116 times for Hull, scoring 23 goals. 15 of those outings came in their final season in the Premier League.
This could be a tough one for Hull. They’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Fail to sell and he could go for free. Cash in, and they’ve got a bank full of money and no captain. That’s the beauty of deadline day I guess. We all love it but the clubs must just want it to be over.
He would make a great signing for Newcastle though, he’s a real talent and has been a proper force for Hull this season.