Usain Bolt offered two year contract with Champions League-chasing side agent


"I'm keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team".

Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, who retired from the track in 2017, is now on trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners as he bids to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer.

"So I asked the lady, 'Why am I getting drug tested when I haven't signed for a club yet?? and she said they told her I'm an elite athlete so I have to get tested".

Usain Bolt has been through plenty of drug tests in his time but he was baffled by the most recent request for samples of his blood and urine.

Despite his displeasure, it appears the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority guidelines mean he is eligible to be tested.

The timing of the "offer" coincided with Bolt scoring a brace in a pre-season hit-out against Macarthur South West United, and a push by the Mariners for Football Federation Australia to dip into its marquee fund to help finance an A-League contract for the 32-year-old wannabe football pro.

Policía de Alemania se moviliza por toma de rehenes
Comandos de la policía fueron desplegados por la concurrida estación , que fue cerrada a trenes y pasajeros. Desde entonces, la policía había acordonado la plaza Breslauer , en la inmediación de la estación .

Though, according to Soccer Stoppage Time, an "unnamed European club" has offered the Jamaican a two-year deal.

Agent Tony Rallis, who is representing Bolt while he is in Australia, had told ESPN earlier on Monday that "there is a club in Europe that has offered Bolt a two-year deal".

It remains unclear exactly who is trying to sign Bolt but ESPN report that Central Coast Mariners boast connections with sides around the world, such as Sheffield United and Ferencvaros in Hungary.

And while the substance of an offer from Europe is in question, the club acknowledges that should FFA refuse to come to the party with a substantial sum, then Bolt may indeed cut short his trial and look elsewhere to fulfill his football dream.

Bolt turned his attentions to football after retiring from athletics, having won eight Olympic gold medals for Jamaica between 2008 and 2016.