Usain Bolt offered two-year professional deal in Champions League-chasing club
The world’s fastest man , Usain Bolt has reportedly been offered a two-year contract by a club in Europe after he finished his trial period with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.
Tony Rallis, the Jamaican’s agent during his stint Down Under, has told ESPN: ‘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.”
The Sun report that, the European club in question remains a mystery, the Mariners already have international connections with Championship side Sheffield United, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Hungarians Ferencvaros.
Usain Bolt made his case on Friday by scoring two goals for the Mariners in a pre-season friendly.
Following his impressive performance last week Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp told ‘ESPN’ that “it’s too early to tell” if they will take on the 32-year-old.
Macarthur centre-back Josh Symons, has also revealed what it was like playing against the fastest man in the world.
“I wasn’t really focusing on Bolt too much, I was more worried about Ross McCormack and also Jordan Murray who I played with before he joined the Mariners,” Symons told ‘ESPN’. “I knew how dangerous they would be.
Bolt has publicly questioned why he received a notice for a doping test from Australia’s anti-doping authority (Asada), saying he is not a professional footballer.
The 32-year-old held up an Asada notice requesting blood and urine, which appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia.
Even though he is a triallist, it is understood Bolt is still officially registered with the club, and is therefore subject to drug testing.