Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen made the loan switch to Bristol City on deadline day after being frozen out of the first team squad, however, Grant McCann is set to make a decision on the future of the Norwegian in the ‘next couple of weeks’.
Henriksen has become a forgotten figure in East Yorkshire since it became apparent he wanted to depart the KCOM Stadium after contract negotiations fell through last summer, the club activated a year extension but McCann decided against including a disinterested player in his side.
After enduring a difficult time at Hull, Henriksen had been training with Norwegian side Rosenborg BK before he made the switch to Ashton Gate.
According to Bristol Live, Henriksen is open to making a permanent move to Bristol City, however, this will depend on the form of the midfielder in the coming months of the season.
Although Henriksen’s future is seemingly away from the KCOM Stadium, the future of the other nine out of contract players will be assessed by Grant McCann imminently.
Speaking to Hull Live, McCann said: “A lot of the players are out of contract in the summer but they’ve all got options, so we don’t really see it like that.
“We can trigger the option whenever we want to trigger it. We’ll sit down in the next couple of weeks and get to the nuts and bolts of them, decide what we want to do.”
I think the damage has been done for Henriksen to rectify his Hull City career.
It is apparent that the player sees his future elsewhere and McCann is treating the situation with it’s best intentions, for the player and the whole squad. For instance; if the Hull boss was to play a disinterested player over a committed one, that doesn’t send out the best message to the other 10 players.
Whilst City are losing a leader in the dressing room, Henriksen remains on a Premier League contract and in similar fashion to the departure of Kamil Grosicki, the Allam’s will be eager to get another high earner off the wage bill.