He regards himself more as a 'No.10' support striker than an out-and-out centre forward, but insists he will gladly play anywhere to be part of Paul Lambert's emerging team.
"They see me playing different positions rather than just as a striker," said Helenius. "They think I'm fast enough to play on the wing and I agree. I'm also able to play in the hole behind the striker.
"Personally I've always seen myself as a player in the hole behind the striker because of my finishing ability outside the area and Villa sees me the same way, as a flexible striker.
"But my main aim is first-team football and I enjoy playing any position."