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Markus Henriksen delighted with permanent Hull deal

Markus Henriksen is delighted with his permanent deal at Hull City.

The Tigers have turned Henriksen's loan move from AZ Alkmaar into a permanent deal.

The 24-year-old joined the club on September 1 and has now signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the KCOM Stadium.

The Norwegian midfielder has already made 11 Premier League and three EFL Cup appearances for the Tigers.

"It feels very good," said Henriksen.

"My first month here brought a lot of new things for me - new club, new team-mates, new house, new baby - but now it all feels good because I know the move has become permanent.

"I now want to show my qualities on the pitch. The Premier League is many steps up from the football I have previously played. My form has been up and down so far, but hopefully I can show everybody my best.

"I have a very good feeling about this Club and this place."

Henriksen's deal comes a day after the Premier League's bottom club appointed a new head coach in Marco Silva.

The Portuguese manager has only taken two training sessions with his new club but Henriksen is already looking forward to working with the 39-year-old.

"The training was very good, done at high intensity and he is very clear on how he wants us to play," added Henriksen. "He wants us to work as a unit and he has made it clear that we are all in this together. We're all fighting towards achieving the same goal.

"We have the ability, but we need to be better in certain phases of the game. Hopefully, along with the staff, we can achieve this together."

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