Usain Bolt rejects 2-year deal to join Champions League-chasing side

Date published: Wednesday 17th October 2018 1:54 - Robert McCarthy

Usain Bolt has rejected the offer of a two-year contract from Champions League-chasing Maltese outfit Valletta FC.

Bolt is currently still on trial with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners and is hoping to earn a contract as a pro footballer after retiring from athletics.

He netted twice for the Mariners in a friendly against Macarthur South West United last week, before then complaining about being subjected to a drugs test notice.

However, he appears likely to stay with the Mariners for the time being after rejecting the chance to join what ESPN FC described as a ‘Champions League-chasing’ club earlier this week.

“There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football,” agent Ricky Simms told ESPN.

“We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta.”

Ghasston Slimen, Valletta FC’s CEO and managing director, added: “We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career.

“The Valletta FC offer is always on the table.”

 

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