Hull City manager Grant McCann did not included Markus Henriksen in any of the match day squads in the first half of the season.

With no opportunities with the Tigers, the Norway international was allowed to sign for Bristol City in the winter market. He joined them on loan until the end of the season.

The midfielder’s current deal at KCOM Stadium runs down in just over two months.

TV2 from Norway claims it has long been clear the 27-year-old will not sign an extension with his parent club.

The Championship player came up through the ranks of Rosenborg’s youth system before spending three years with their first team. Henriksen gave an insight on his future plans during an interview with the Norwegian club.

“I want to play at the highest level I can, so a club from a top five league is what I want the most,” he was quoted as saying by TV2.

“However, it’s not like before when I could think of just myself. Now I have to think about the whole package, what is best for the kids and the wife too.”

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“I have already heard something, so it should offer opportunities, I think. But I’m not going out at all costs. It is important that it is right. Now I’ve been out for nine years, and it’s been quite a few years. As I said, it must feel right and good for me to go out again.”

TV2 reached out to the Hull owned player’s agent Jim Solbakken, but the representative declined to comment.

There was interest in Henriksen from Rosenborg last summer and earlier this year.

Responding to those claims, he said:“I will not add to one or the other, but I do not exclude anything. I have a goal to give myself a try. That is the main goal, but I do not wander everywhere.”

On the possibility of returning to Norway, he said: “I don’t think it will be too long before I consider going back home.

“The kids are getting older and the wife is tired of the foreign life. Maybe a few more years. I will not return if my body is tired and heavy. If I’m going back, I must be hungry, be at the top of my career and really help the club.”