Usain Bolt receives 'two-year offer' from European club

Usain Bolt has received an unconditional and “formal two-year offer” from an unnamed club in southern Europe, News Corp reports.

The Jamaican sprinter has been on trial with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners and scored his first goals for the club in a friendly on Friday night.

With footage of his second-half strikes going viral, it appears one club liked what they saw.

The 32-year-old Bolt is on an open-ended trial with the Mariners but all parties have flagged January as decision time.

With this European offer on the table, a call may now be out of Central Coast’s hands.

How many more times will we see Usain Bolt in a Central Coast Mariners jersey? Pic: Getty

News Corp reports the club, a “top-flight frontrunner” in their country, would catapult Bolt into the side rather than sign him on a trial basis.

In contrast, the Mariners have sought financial assistance from the FFA to ink the Jamaican to a multimillion-dollar professional contract.

But while the A-League has recognised its need for more marquee players, it is believed Bolt wouldn’t come close to meeting the criteria.


Instead, A-League officials insist they could assist the Mariners by way of a marketing arrangement, as well as enabling third-party sponsorships.

Bolt also has a number of personal sponsorships that could count against him.

Bolt puzzled by doping test

Usain Bolt was stunned to learn he must take a drugs test despite having retired from athletics and waiting to learn if he will be given a professional contract in football.

The former sprinting star took to Instagram on Monday to show a testing notice he has received, apparently from the FFA.

“So guys, I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” said Bolt, before showing the letter on the video.

“How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously.

“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. Okay then.”

with agencies