One Hel of a Recruit
August 4, 2012
Sheffield Wednesday’s continued attempts to bolster their squad have hit a wall, this week, with the news that their bid for Danish striker, Nicklas Helenius, has been turned down.
Manager, Dave Jones, has earmarked Helenius, who currently plays for Danish Superliga outfit, AaB, as the perfect striking partner for Gary Madine.
Madine scored 18 goals for Wednesday, last season, but will need help if he is to continue his form in the Championship, with Helenius definitely the right man for the job.
Wednesday are likely to finish mid-table, next season, according to the latest football odds, no mean feat for a newcomer to the division.
At just 21 years old, Helenius has grown to be one of the hottest properties in Danish football. He has shot up the ranks at AaB and, with 20 goals in 64 appearances, averages a goal every three games for a team that struggle to serve him at times.
The 6ft 5” striker has a good eye for goal, troubles defenders with his heading ability and holds the ball up well.
Moreover, as the Danish league has already started this summer, Helenius is up to speed and he will merge straight into Jones’ side without much difficulty.
Indeed, he has already netted this season, as AaB strive for a European spot. The striker showed all the composure needed to make it in the Championship with a cool one-on-one winner, as AaB beat Brøndby IF 2-1, a fortnight ago.
He is now the talisman at AaB, and the rejection of Wednesday’s first bid exposes just how highly the Danish club value their main asset.
Helenius therefore may not come cheap should Jones decide to pursue his interest, but he is well worth the money, as Wednesday eye up a possible second promotion in succession.
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