Markus Henriksen has a year left on his contract at Hull City and had an opportunity to leave the KCOM Stadium in the summer transfer window.
On August 27th, we relayed news from Norway that Rosenborg have ‘shown interest’ in the midfielder, while Bordeaux were also interested in the 27-year-old after seeing a bid being rejected in January. However, he could’t get a move away from Hull.
The Norway international was a regular for the Tigers last season, but the arrival of new manager Grant McCann has changed things for him at the Championship side.
Henriksen has not featured for Hull this season, but that hasn’t stopped him from being picked for the national team. He gave an interview to TV2 and admitted that he would not close the door on a future move to Rosenborg.
“I have one year left on my contract with Hull, that’s what happens. I have one year left, it is the present status and I will act professionally,” Henriksen said.
“Going to Rosenborg will always be relevant, but not right now. I am a Trondheim boy and have children getting older and older, so going to Rosenborg someday is absolutely relevant.”
Henriksen also opened up about rejecting offers in the summer.
“It’s a strange situation, because there is no sporting reason why I am not playing at Hull. So, we’ll see what happens when I return from international duty,” he added.
“There was some concrete offers. Some I said no and some Hull said no. Nothing happened and I have one year left of the contract.”
McCann had earlier admitted “it would be strange if Henriksen had not left the club, since the club had already found a replacement for him”.
Regarding his manager’s comments, the Hull midfielder said: “I have an open dialogue with the coach at all times. Much of what he has said has probably been twisted in the newspapers, so we will see.”
Henriksen has been warned he could lose a place in the national team if he doesn’t feature regularly at Hull.