Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius has revealed that he has no desire to return to the midlands after moving back to Aalborg BK on a season-long loan this summer.
Helenius, 23, made a £1.2 million move to Villa last June after netting 16 times in 34 games for his childhood club during the 2012-13 season, but would go on to taste just 147 minutes of first-team action over the course of the campaign in six league and cup appearances as a substitute.
Deemed surplus to requirements this summer before returning to the Danish Superliga, it’s since been revealed that the Danish striker contracted a bacterial infection which left him fearing death and addicted to sleeping pills.
His career looks to have been somewhat revitalised upon moving back to Aalborg, however, having scored four goals in 17 games so far, but, despite still having two seasons to run on his Villa contract, the two-times capped international wants to put his tumultuous spell in England behind him for good.
‘No, I do not want to [return] as of now, and I do not think they want me’ he told Ekstra Bladet.
‘There were many things that happened over there after I got sick, and it won’t change much if I return. I think it's best for me to be either here [Aalborg] or somewhere else next season.
‘It's not something I can go into detail right now,’ he added, when asked about whether he had issues with how Villa handled his illness.
‘It’s been an insanely difficult time, but now I can make out the light ahead.’