Aston Villa announce deal close for Aalborg striker Nicklas Helenius

Aalborg striker Nicklas Helenius is on the brink of signing for Aston Villa.

Aalborg striker Nicklas Helenius is on the brink of signing for Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by Denmark, came through the youth ranks at Aalborg and was the second highest scorer in the Danish league last season with 16 goals.

A statement on the Villa website said: "Aston Villa can confirm that the club are in negotiations with Aalborg BK for the transfer of Danish forward Nicklas Helenius.

"The club expects to conclude the deal, subject to a medical and personal terms, in the next 10 days."

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