The Premier League trio of Fulham, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion are reportedly in a three-way battle for Danish striker Nicklas Helenius, who made a huge splash with Aalborg last season. The 21 year old scored 14 goals last season as Aalborg finished 7th in the Danish Superliga and his goal exploits have garnered the attention of scouts from the Premier League. At 6ft 5in, Helenius is an imposing figure in the attack and his height advantage definitely marks him out as a talent capable of fitting into the traditional English surroundings at the aforementioned three clubs. He still has two years left in his contract but is unlikely to cost more than a £1m, which would be a bargain in the modern transfer window.
All three clubs are on the lookout for attacking reinforcements, with Fulham yet to sign Pavel Pogrebynak on a permanent deal while Norwich could yet lose their front-man Grant Holt to Aston Villa. West Brom have also lacked a classic number 9 in their striker force and new manager Steve Clarke would like to address that before the season commences. The levels of success for extremely tall strikers in the Premier League is still a grey issue as Peter Crouch experienced a late renaissance while Andy Carroll has been pilloried for his one-dimensional style.