Aston Villa loan Nicklas Helenius back to Aalborg

Aston Villa have loaned striker Nicklas Helenius back to Aalborg after a disappointing season.

The 23-year-old Denmark international signed a three-year deal last summer after moving from Aalborg for an undisclosed fee, but he now moves back to the Superliga club for a season.

He made six substitute appearances for Villa, scoring once against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.

His agent revealed in May Helenius was not in Villa's plans for next season.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur hangs on to the shorts of Nicklas Helenius of Aston Villa during the Capital One Cup third round match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on September 24 2013

Last September Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen pulled down Helenius' shorts during a League Cup game