Usain Bolt has been offered a 2-year contract by an unidentified European soccer team, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion’s agent says.
Bolt, who retired from the track in 2017, is on trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners as he bids to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.
The 32-year-old scored twice on his first start in Friday’s friendly against Macarthur South West United to stake his claim for an offer ahead of the Mariners’ A-League campaign beginning this weekend.
Tony Rallis, who is representing Bolt while he is in Australia, said that a European side with ambitions of playing in the Champions League has offered him a deal.
“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.
Speaking after Bolt’s two-goal display Friday, Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp stressed that “it was too early to tell” if the club would offer him a full-time deal.
New Levels @CCMariners pic.twitter.com/loJobRdfKL
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) October 12, 2018