Villa signing Helenius: I'm more than centre-forward

Aston Villa signing Nicklas Helenius says he can play anywhere across the frontline.

Aston Villa signing Nicklas Helenius says he can play anywhere across the frontline.

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.”

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