Jack Harrison is a special young talent.
"I’ve spent a lot of years in this game, and he has something important that only a few players have," Villa said. "When he has the ball at his feet, you get the sensation something is going to happen.
“Few players give you that feeling and he has it. He has it at 19 years old, with not much time as a professional," Villa added. "And he has it, which is the most important thing, along with being a great kid who knows where he has to take his career, and day after day he wants to learn and grow."
Villa knows what playing with such players is like, having been teammates with Lionel Messi at Barcelona and playmakers like Xavi and Andres Iniesta with Barca and the Spanish national team. In Harrison, NYCFC has found a young talent who combines fearlessness with speed and technical quality, a recipe that has helped NYCFC find a new gear since he returned from injury a little more than a month priot.