Date: 12th June 2013 at 8:58pm
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Aalborg have confirmed that Nicklas Helenius has been given permission to come to Birmingham, despite a fee not yet being officially agreed.

Negotiation talks are progressing well, but the actual fee has yet to receive official agreement, but the fact they are allowing the player to come over shows it can’t be far off.

Sports director Allan Gaarde told Nordjskye:

‘We had a long debate, but we’re not quite agreed. However, we are close, so we have given Nicklas permission to travel to Birmingham at the weekend and look at the situation.’

Helenius for himself doesn’t need much convincing when it comes to him wanting the two clubs to agree a fee, as he’s told the press himself:

‘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.’

You’d imagine he will be pleased that the club have granted him the permission to visit us ahead of a move.

He also said about the Villa being known for blooding young players:

‘I therefore think the club will be taking me to England letting me play. I do not want to come to sit on the bench.’

Reports abroad also state we are very close to another Danish signing, Jores Okore.

Whether deals will come off or not, thank the footballing Gods that we are finally doing business early to give new signings the best possible chance of bedding in over pre season.

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