By Pete O'Rourke

31st Jan, 2020 | 11:49am

Exclusive: Bristol City in advanced talks to sign Hull City 27-yr-old

Bristol City are in advanced talks to sign out-of-favour Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen, Football Insider understands.

The 27-year-old has been frozen out at the KCOM Stadium after turning down a new contract at the club in the summer.

A Bristol source has told Football Insider that the Robins are on the brink of securing a deal for the Norwegian.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at Hull this summer and the club are desperate to offload him rather than allowing him to run down his time on Humberside and leave on a free transfer.

Henriksen has not featured for the Tigers this season and manager Grant McCann is happy to allow him to move on before the transfer deadline passes on Friday night.

The Robins are in the market for midfield reinforcements before the transfer window slam shuts after selling Josh Brownhill to Burnley earlier this week.

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Robins boss Lee Johnson sees Henriksen as someone who can fill the void left by the midfielder’s departure at Ashton Gate.

City are expected to be busy in the final hours of the transfer window as Johnson looks to bolster his squad to boost their promotion bid in the second half of the campaign.

Henriksen is a full Norwegian international, amassing 54 appearances and three goals for his country.

The midfielder initially joined Hull from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar on loan in 2016, before making his move to England permanent in a deal worth just under £5 million a year later. Since then he has registered 70 Championship appearances, scoring four times and assisting a further seven goals.

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