AUSSIE teenager Liam Bonetig has signed a three-year deal at Celtic from Western Sydney.
The defender will join the Parkhead side’s Academy after impressing during trials and the A-League outfit confirmed they will receive a transfer sum in training compensation for the 18-year-old prospect who has been at the club since 2016.
The champions revealed the deal on X – formerly Twitter – and Bonetig said: “It’s an amazing feeling to have signed. It’s such a huge club and I couldn’t believe it when Celtic were interested. So I am just glad to get it done.
“I couldn’t really describe what it felt like when I first heard of Celtic’s interest. It’s some feeling.
“The boys told me it’s a great time to come to the club with some big games coming up. So playing and travelling to those is going to be some experience.”
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Bonetig added: “Since I have been here, the coaches and players have been great to me. They have been really welcoming and made my time very easy at the moment.
“Now, I am just really excited to get going.”
The youngster will join his compatriot Marco Tilio who joined the Hoops from Melbourne City in a £2million switch in the summer.
Unfortunately, the 22-year-old international winger has yet to make a first-team appearance after arriving with an injury problem.
Brendan Rodgers, who is preparing his players for the visit of Dundee tomorrow, is hoping to introduce highly-rated Tilio to his squad in the near future.