Aston Villa have signed 22 year old Danish striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. "Nicklas is a young lad but also a full international with a good goalscoring record in Denmark. He'll prove himself in the Premier League," boss Paul Lambert said.

"The chance will be there for him, as it will be for the rest of the lads."

Helenius has two caps for the Denmark team, making his debut against Slovakia last August.

"He has all the attributes to go and take it," added Lambert.

"He wants to go and make a name and a career for himself and he's made a good start at Aalborg. It's a case of continuing to work hard and building on that and I believe he can.

"He's a good player and the potential is there for him to grow into the team and grow with the team. He'll definitely be able to give the team a hand."