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Aston Villa will complete the transfer of striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg this week, Sky Sports reports.
The 22-year-old is in Birmingham for a medical following the two club’s agreeing a fee and the Danish international agreeing contract terms with manager Paul Lambert.
Helenius risked the wrath of Aalborg after he travelled to the West Midlands despite no deal being in place at the time, however, with everything now in place Villa expect to announce his signing within the next 24 hours.
Villa have already been busy in the transfer market this summer with Helenius set to become the club’s fourth signing already after Aleksander Tonev arrived from Lech Poznan, Dutch ace Leandro Bacuna arrived from Groningen and Helenius’ compatriot Jores Okore revealed that he turned down Chelsea to sign up with Paul Lambert’s men.
The 6’5″ forward is highly rated in his homeland and has already collected two full caps for the Danish national side after bagging four goals in 11 games for the under-21’s.
He broke into the Aalborg first team in 2010 and has gone on to notch 40 goals in over 100 appearances for the club, with 16 coming in 33 last term.
His arrival will almost certainly confirm the exit of England international Darren Bent who has been told that he can find a new club.