According to the Daily Mail, Celtic will hand a 3-year deal to 17-year-old Australian and Belconnen midfielder Leo Mazis next week following his successful trial in November.
The highly-rated teenager impressed manager Brendan Rodgers when he was at the club’s training facility at Lennoxtown late last year, prompting the Hoops chief to sanction a deal.
Mazis’ performances for the Canberra-based semi-professional side haven’t gone unnoticed on his continent, and he has been widely tipped to follow in the footsteps of Australia international Tom Rogic who has made a name for himself at Parkhead.
The likes of Anthony Ralston, Calvin Miller and Michael Johnstone are amongst the highly-rated academy starlets handed an opportunity in the Hoops’ first-team this term.
Should he continue to prove his worth, Mazis could also be featuring in the senior side in no time.
Rodgers has always reiterated his desire to build a legacy at Celtic, with breeding youngsters a top agenda of his.
With promising talents like the Australian midfield sensation under his belt, the club could be establishing itself as one of the best sides when it comes to churning out future stars going forward.