'Has the Maloney look about him' - Celtic fans react after club agree to sign explosive attacker
By Richard Parks
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight after the club signed Australian winger Leo Mazis from Canberra’s National Premier League club Belconnen United.
The Scottish giants revealed on their official academy Twitter account on Tuesday night that they have completed the purchase of the teenage attacker, who is aged 17.
Mazis has agreed terms to follow Tom Rogic’s steps and leave the semi-professional club in Canberra to move to the Scottish giants.
Everyone in the Academy is delighted at the completion of the signing of 17year old Leo from Belconnen United, Canberra, Australia.
It has been previously reported that Celtic had offered Mazis a three-year contract but that has not been confirmed by the club.
Celtic fans have taken to social media to hail the arrival of the young attacker, who was pictured at his unveiling with Celtic youth-team coach Shaun Maloney.
A number of supporters expressed their hope that Mazis can make the same impact at Parkhead as ex-winger Maloney, who had two successful spells at Celtic from 2001 to 2007 and 2008 to 2011.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Celtic signing up Leo Mazis & Liam Hughes as hopefully regular senior squad players in the future is great news all round. Great stuff ????????
— Player One (@retrobotik) February 20, 2018
He has the maloney look about him..hope he as good as that wee guy????????
— Jose(golfnut67) (@JGolfnut67) February 20, 2018
Welcome to the Celtic family ????
— Ellen Dickson (@67Dixie) February 20, 2018
Welcome to Paradise Leo, you have signed for the best team world ( on and off the pitch) Enjoy your football & know you are always appreciated????????????????Hail Hail????????
— Themis (@Themis1888) February 17, 2018
Good luck Leo! ????✌
— Stephen Knox (@sknox7) February 17, 2018
Congratulations Leo. Another top Oz joins the Hoops
— Jim Cunningham (@JimCunningham4) February 17, 2018
Good luck, Leo. You can learn a lot from Shaun Maloney, his attitude was great & what a player he was…heart of a lion
— Joe???? (@celticjoe86) February 17, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Celtic have previous when it comes to snapping up golden Aussie talent. Rogic joined from Central Coast Mariners after a spell at Mazis’ previous club Belconnen and has made a huge impact at Parkhead. If Mazi, who is renowned for his explosive pace, can follow in the imperious footsteps of his countryman and blaze a trail in to the first team, it could be a spectacular deal for the Hoops, who had a good look at the youngster during his November trial.
In other Celtic transfer news, the plug has been pulled at the last minute on the Hoops loaning a left-sided player.
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