Central Coast Mariners have offered Usain Bolt a full-time playing contract after he impressed during a trial, his agent Ricky Simms.
Bolt, 32, netted a double in a practice game last weekend but did not play in the Mariners’ 1-1 draw with the Brisbane Roar on Sunday, with News Corp Australia reporting that the eight-time Olympic gold medal-winner was in Melbourne considering his options.
However, he has now officially been offered terms by the Mariners, with Simms telling ESPN: “I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners.”
Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp reportedly tabled the contract offer with Bolt’s management over the weekend and, after the player turned down Valletta FC’s two-year offer, he will now consider if he wants to play in the A-League.
Culled from ESPN