Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Bolt offered deal with Central Coast Mariners

Bolt offered deal with Central Coast Mariners

Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying to secure a club in Germany, Norway and South Africa.

"That offer is much, much less than what they were originally requesting and that's really reflecting that if Usain wants to join that club and become a professional footballer then he needs to follow a journey followed by many other triallists".

Reports surfaced mid-game Bolt was instead in Melbourne pondering the deal, which had been tabled by Mariners boss Shaun Mielekamp.

Australia's Central Coast Mariners have offered sprint superstar Usain Bolt a contract, reports said Monday, but the club's coach said he knows nothing about it.

But Bolt will need to accept a smaller offer than he expected to fulfil his footballing dream, with Football Federation Australia (FFA) not funding any part of the deal. He scored two goals in a pre-season friendly last week and on Thursday turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese champions Valletta.

Bolt has reportedly been offered a deal worth $150,000 per year, which is quite less to the $3m that his management had discussed initially with the club.

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Asked if it would be unusual to play against Bolt, Wilkinson said: "The fact you watch him on TV for the last 10, 15 years in a completely different sport, I guess it would be a little bit odd but we'll worry about that if it ever happens".

"But you have a look at our frontline today and you wonder if he could get into any of those positions, wouldn't you?"

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey though insisted after their Sunday's match that he was not made aware of any such development.

"I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world".

Bolt has a personal fortune estimated at $32 million, and the FFA is eager not to help him grow that significantly without proving himself as a footballer first. "I don't know anything about what you're talking about and that's god's honest truth", Mulvey said.

"You're just talking about speculation".

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