Villa not only dumped West Brom out of the Championship playoffs in the semi-finals, but are now pinching Harrison away to head up their academy at Villa Park.
Harrison was earned a great reputation during his time with the Baggies, helping kickstart the careers of current Baggies pair Sam Field and Rekeem Harper.
Another of the names Harrison brought through is Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe, who Harrison nurtured as a youngster before he was sold to Oxford United in 2015.
Intriguingly, Harrison now arrives at Villa Park just days after the Daily Star revealed that Villa are eyeing a move to bring Roofe to the club, with just one year left on his deal at Elland Road.
Dean Smith will know all about the 26-year-old after a 15-goal season with Leeds, but if he needed any encouragement, Harrison would surely back up a move for the Whites hero.
Harrison's long-term job will be to bring through Villa's own starlets of Roofe's quality, but if he knows all about Roofe from their time together at West Brom, and he'd be in a strong position to recommend a move for the Leeds star if Smith comes asking.
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