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The 22-year-old striker has pleaded with his current club Aalborg to co-operate with Paul Lambert’s side as he looks to seal a switch to the Premier League outfit

Aalborg striker Nicklas Helenius is desperate for his current club to co-operate with Aston Villa and let him complete his move to the Premier League side.

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Villa, who finished 15th in the league last season, announced on their official site that they were in discussions to sign the Danish striker and hoped to conclude a deal in the next 10 days.

And Helenius has pleaded with Aalborg not to price him out of a move to England, and believes Villa are the ideal club to join because they give opportunities to young players to impress.

He told Nordjyske: “I hope AaB will show enough co-operation and not demand too much money for me. The market is not ready for big transfers at the moment.

“I have already secured the club a lot of money through my goals, and I am on my first professional contract, so I am not making an awful lot of money.

“Aston Villa is a very exciting club known to use young players. I therefore think the club will be taking me to England and letting me play. I do not want to come to England to sit on the bench."

Villa have already announced their first signing of the summer with Bulgaria international Aleksandr Tonev arriving from Lech Poznan, while Andreas Weimann penned a new three-year deal at the club.

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