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Tuesday media watch [18.06.13 PM]: Reaction to Helenius move
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18th Jun 2013
Tuesday media watch [18.06.13 PM]: Reaction to Helenius move


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Aston Villa today completed the signing of Nicklas Helenius after he penned a three-year deal. The 6ft 5in striker has joined from Aalborg for around £1.2million, plus add-ons which could rise to up to £2million.

Express and Star: New £4million star Jores Okore today revealed he fell asleep during his Aston Villa medical. The defender grabbed a snooze while having an MRI scan as he completed his move from Nordsjaelland last week.

Express and Star: New winger Leandro Bacuna today admitted Aston Villa must improve next season and insisted he will have a licence to thrill. The wide man is eyeing a key role in next season's Premier League campaign and vowed to "fight" for the cause.

ITV Football: Aston Villa have completed the signing of striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg. Villa announced last Tuesday they were in negotiations with the Danish outfit over Helenius, adding that they expected to secure his transfer, subject to a medical and personal terms, within 10 days.

ESPN: Paul Lambert is convinced Nicklas Helenius can follow in the footsteps of Christian Benteke and make a Premier League impact with Aston Villa. Helenius has completed his £2 million move to Villa Park from Danish club Aalborg BK, signing a three-year contract, to become Lambert's fourth signing of the season.

talkSPORT: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has hailed the arrival of giant striker Nicklas Helenius after the move from Aalborg was officially confirmed. The 6ft 5in hitman caught the eye of Villa boss Paul Lambert last season as he scored 16 goals in 33 league matches.

Setanta Sports: Nicklas Helenius is relishing the opportunity to ply his trade in the Premier League after completing his move from Danish club Aalborg BK to Aston Villa. The 22-year-old scored 16 goals in 33 league appearances last season, while he has also played twice for Denmark, and after signing a three-year deal at Villa Park, he is looking forward to getting the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Danish striker Nicklas Helenius on a three-year deal. Helenius, who arrives at Villa Park from Danish club Aalborg BK, becomes Paul Lambert's fourth new signing of the summer.

Sky Sports: Sevilla have confirmed they have received bids from Liverpool and Aston Villa for striker Luis Alberto and defender Antonio Luna respectively. Alberto, 20, spent last season on loan at Barcelona B where he scored 11 times in 38 games while Luna, a 22-year old left-back, spent the second half of the campaign at Mallorca after only making a handful of appearances for Unai Emery's side.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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