Hoops sign Australian from Rogic’s old club

Hoops sign Australian from Rogic’s old club

The Hoops have signed 17-year-old Leo Mazis from Belconnen on a three-year deal.

The Capital club was once the home of Celtic star Tom Rogic.

Canberra is proving a favourite scouting ground for Celtic after recently handed a trial to Nick Faust who received positive feedback but has yet to receive an offer.

Leo is similar in style and build to Mikey Johnston, who has himself seen first-team opportunities last season as well as this.

He is a classic midfielder with a full array of skills and could be the long-term successor to Tom Rogic.

Leo has an eye for a pass and his close control is top notch.

The 17-year-old will be unveiled in Glasgow on 10th of January to complete the deal which will see him as part of Tommy McIntyre’s youth set-up.

With Brendan giving opportunities to teenagers like Kristoffer Ajer and Mikey Johnston of late, Leo will have the opportunity to feature for Celtic within the 3 years of his deal.

He is familiar playing against older players making his NPL debut at just 16 years of age.

From there he has popped up on Celtic’s radar and is hoped to be another gem for Celtic.

During Leo’s trial period, they were afforded the opportunity to train with the first team and it appears the Belconnen young gun impressed more than Shaun Maloney.

The young Australian will now have the opportunity to develop in one of the world’s best academies at a time when our club has never been stronger.

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