Aston Villa Target Nicklas Helenius Wants Move

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AaB striker Nicklas Helenius has stated that he hopes the club will let him leave this summer amidst reports that the club have agreed a fee with Aston Villa, Sky Sports reports.

News broke yesterday that Paul Lambert’s men had a £5 million bid accepted for the 22-year-old and he is now expected to fly into Birmingham to complete a medical and the striker is eager for the deal to go ahead.

“I hope that AaB will show enough cooperation and not demand too much money for me,” Helenius told Scandinavian newspaper Nordjyske.

“The market is not ready for big transfers at the moment.

“I have already secured the club a lot of money through my goals, and I am on my first professional contract. So I am not making an awful lot of money.”

Helenius has been with the Danish side since 2010 and has gone on to make quite the impact by bagging 40 goals in just over 100 appearances.

His signing would be a continuation of Lambert’s ‘young, hungry and unknown’ policy that started to take shape toward the end of last season.

Rumours in Denmark are also suggesting that Villa are in for Helenius’ international colleague Jores Okore too. Villa have already added their first new face of the season in the shape of Lech Poznan winger Aleksandar Tonev who arrived for £3.5 million last week.

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