Remember Nicklas Helenius? Well the Dane’s contract is set to be terminated, allowing the young Dane to leave Aston Villa on a free transfer at the end of the season. The 24 year old joined Aston Villa last season (2013-14) for a fee of £1.3 million made roughly 6 appearances for Aston Villa and scored a goal in Villa’s FA Cup game against Sheffield United. Helenius still has two years left on his contract but it’s believed that Aston Villa and his agent are discussing a pay-off.
“My future will be a subject for the close season and I leave it to my agent to handle this matter.
“Villa have had scouts present at a couple of matches this season but at this point it is unclear to me what they want. And I don’t know what I want to do.” – Helenius
Aston Villa scouts did look at Helenius’s performances while on loan at his former club Aalborg but have decided against keeping him at the club. He will most likely rejoin his former club.
I wouldn’t consider Helenius a massive flop, I understand he made very few appearances but he still has a decent scoring record, considering the fact he came off the bench most of the time. He also had a wicked pre-season scoring a handful of goals. Unfortunately for Helenius he failed to make many appearances and had an addiction to pain killers to battle through. Helenius will be best remembered as the player who had his pants pulled down for Vertonghen when Villa faced Tottenham. But in the grand scheme of things, I think it’s best if Helenius left Aston Villa.