Helenius: Villa Park passion convinced me about Aston Villa move

Nicklas Helenius admits the passion of Villa Park convinced him about moving to Aston Villa. The Dane signed for Villa last week from Aalborg.

Nicklas Helenius admits the passion of Villa Park convinced him about moving to Aston Villa.

The Dane signed for Villa last week from Aalborg.

The 22-year-old said: "I have been to see the stadium and it’s tremendous and the atmosphere inside Villa Park can be incredible.

“I know this from watching games on TV from Denmark where the Premier League, obviously, is really big. I’ve watched Premier League football since I was eight years old.

“I was so inspired that I used to go by myself to an empty ground in my home town of Godthaab – a town of 900 people – and just kick the ball around, practise the skills and shoot. That was my whole life growing up.

“I thought maybe when I was 28 or something I might eventually be able to move to the Premier League having made my mark in Danish football but now I have my chance.

“I think this is the right club for me with all the other young players in the side who want to do well and achieve something together.

“I want to show the fans that I’m hungry for this and that I’m very proud to be a Villa player.”

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