Celtic have completed the signing of winger Leo Mazis from Canberra’s National Premier League club Belconnen United, it has been confirmed.
The Australian semi-professional club announced on their official Facebook account on Wednesday that Mazis, 17, has agreed terms to follow Tom Rogic’s steps and leave Canberra to move on to bigger things.
The Daily Record has reported that Mazis has signed a three-year deal after a successful trial period with the Scottish champions and will be unveiled by the Hoops as one of their players next week.
Belconnen have already confirmed on their Facebook that the deal has gone through though.
“Leo Mazis, who was handed his first grade debut by Dean Ugrinic in 2017 has been signed to Celtic in Scotland’s premier League. Celtic is also the home of former BUFC first grade player, Tom Rogic,” said the post on their official Facebook account.
Mazis is not the only winger that Celtic are looking to sign this summer as it has been reported by the Scottish Sun that wide-man Lewis Morgan could have a medical with the Glaswegians on Wednesday.
Football Insider verdict
Rogic left Belconnen to join Central Coast Mariners before he was snapped up by Celtic, but now it appears that the Bhoys have used their links to Australian football to cut out the middle man and directly sign up a very highly-rated youngster. Mazis has had plenty of time to impress at Lennoxtown in his trial and with him coming from such a small club, it’s unlikely that there is much of a financial implication in this deal. It’s really exciting to see how Mazis progresses, he could be the new long-term successor to Scott Sinclair or Patrick Roberts in the first-team.