Bolt turns down 2-year deal with Champions League hopefuls

Are U Sain No? Sprint Legend Bolt Has Snubbed Valletta FC's Ambitious Contract Offer

Bolt turns down 2-year deal with Champions League hopefuls

Those are marks he set at the Berlin world championships in 2009, and both records still stand as Bolt attempts to become a professional football player with the Central Coast Mariners.

Bolt scored two goals for the Mariners in a pre-season trial match on Friday but has not been offered a professional contract by the A-League team. "The Valletta FC offer is always on the table".

German coach Markus Babbel, now in charge of Western Sydney Wanderers after a playing career with Liverpool and Bayern Munich, is not impressed by Usain Bolt. 'We regularly receive similar approaches.

Valletta chief executive Ghasston Slimen added: "We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career".

The forthright German made no secret of his assessment of Bolt, suggesting it was not possible for the world's fastest man to be able to compete in the A-League and saying any hopes of Bolt playing for the Mariners would be an insult to the other forwards on their books. Central Coast CEO Shaun Mielekamp has been noncommittal on Bolt's fixture in Gosford, stating "it's too early to tell" whether the eight-time Olympic gold medalist will clinch a contract off the back of his long-term trial.

It said the 32-year-old, who regards Australia as a second home, might consider accepting less money if it means locking in a contract.

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey wandered over, sat down and began to chat.

"I'm really not interested in it [contract speculation] to tell you the truth", he said.

Bolt has dominated the build up to the A-League season which kicks off tonight and Babbel clearly sees the Bolt machinations as a PR move for the competition.

Bolt who retired from athletics in 2017, has trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway's Stromsgodset.

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