Aston Villa-bound Mark Harrison knows all about Leeds star Kemar Roofe

General Views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on April 13, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa reportedly want Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe.

General Views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on April 13, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are set to raid rivals West Bromwich Albion this summer, with academy manager Mark Harrison set for a move to Villa Park, as reported by The Express and Star.

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.

Kemar Roofe of West Bromwich Albion U21

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.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United  during the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

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