Mazis delivers verdict on Celtic training after Hoops move confirmed

A general view inside the ground prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park on September 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Leo Mazis has finally joined Celtic, after confirmation on Friday afternoon.

A general view as Celtic fans display a team banner during  the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic's newest signing Leo Mazis has told the club's website that he is "over the moon" to be confirmed as a Hoops player after they confirmed the signing of the midfielder on Friday.

The 17-year-old has been handed a Celtic contract by the club after first joining on trial in October for two weeks, where he linked up with Tommy McIntyre's development squad.

Mazis, who was born in 2000, is now eligible to play for the Hoops after finally obtaining a visa and revealed his delight on Celtic's website. He also described the training sessions as "unbelievable".

He has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the club and fans will be hoping he can have more of an effect on the first team than recently-departed playmaker Liam Henderson, who joined Serie B side Bari in January.

“It was unbelievable when I got the call to say Celtic were offering me a contract. It’s always been my dream to play football at the highest level and Celtic are a massive club so I’m over the moon with this opportunity," Mazis said.

“Training has been unbelievable so far. I’ve loved every minute of it and I can’t wait to play some games. All the boys have been great with me so I’m settling in well and coaches have been fantastic, I couldn’t ask for anything more.

“My dream is to one day play for the first team but obviously right now I’m only concentrating on just getting settled and getting game time in the Development Squad. I need to find my feet a bit and take things a step at a time."

Mazis will remain with the club until the summer of 2021, with the hope that he can break into Celtic's first tea after establishing himself in McIntyre's second string.

The youngster joins from Belconnen United, who play in Canberra's National Premier League, and will now be eligible to play in Celtic's development side from now on in.

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