VG in Norway is reporting that Newcastle were one of the clubs interested in the Norwegian attacking midfielder Markus Henriksen in January.
Newcastle may have even tried to sign the 46 times capped Norway International who is an attacking midfielder and stands 6ft 2ins tall.
But Hull reportedly said no to the offers and he will stay in the Championship at least until the summer.
Hull attacking midfielder Markus Henriksen – free agent in summer
This is what the player has texted to VG:
“There were some bids, but Hull didn’t want to sell.”
Henriksen has started 26 of the 30 league games in the Championship for Hull this season.
VG reports that Bordeaux were very interested in Henriksen and they report the Sun also speculated that Leicester and Newcastle hold an interest in the Hull City captain.
His Hull contract runs out in June so the Magpies may have tried to get him last month on a cut-price deal.
And in the summer – if Rafa really rates him – then Newcastle will try to sign Henriksen, who will be a free agent at the beginning of July.
VG report he is not too interested in staying at Hull City.
After Hull beat Stoke City 2-0 eight days ago the player seemed keen to stay until the end of the season and he had this to say after that game:
“I feel a responsibility. I am one of those older with a lot of experience.”
“I’m not the type who travels (leaves) in the middle of anything.”
Henriksen could well be a Newcastle target in the summer and Rafa is all for bargains when he can get them.
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