Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist is now on trial with the Central Coast Mariners, but isn't officially signed as a professional footballer.

"There is a club in Europe that has offered Bolt a two-year deal, they have been taken over by new owners who have aspirations of Champions League football", Rallis told ESPN. "You sell him, so be it, that's the tough world of professional football".

"A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC, we believe nothing is impossible", ESPN quoted Valletta's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ghasston Slimen, as saying.

"I've retired from track and field, looking to become a professional footballer - but look at this", Bolt posted on Instagram, zooming in on the letter.

Usain Bolt seems bound for another crack at European football after a trial period in Australia. "This is something that they will talk about in 50 or 100 years' time".

Bolt said he had a "lot more to learn" and was keen to join the Mariners on a professional contract.

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Central Coast have insisted at every stage that Bolt's timeless trial is a long-term project.

According to a report from ESPN, Valletta FC, the champions of the small island, were taken over by Abu Dhabi-based Sanban Group in September.

The eight-time gold medallist reacted with surprise after receiving a notice for a drugs test on Monday, just days after scoring his first goals in a friendly for the club.

"The story on the contract in Europe is news to me", Gallop told Macquarie Sports Radio.

"If they get to that point (of signing Bolt) then we'll look at what's feasible for us but it can't be from the marquee player fund.... we can't use that money but we'll look at if we can do anything else".

The 32-year-old Jamaican has repeatedly expressed his hope to win a contract ahead of the Mariners' 2018-19 A-League campaign which kicks off this weekend.

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