Usain Bolt earns contract offer from Maltese champions Valletta

Central Coast Mariners trialist Usain Bolt has a two-year contract offer from Valletta, the Maltese champions have confirmed.

Valletta managing director and CEO Ghasston Slimen told ESPN on Monday that they hope to sign the eight-time Olympic sprint champion in time for him to participate in their Maltese Super Cup match on Dec. 13 against Balzan.

“A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible,” said Slimen, adding that he hoped Bolt could pave the way for more athletes to switch sports.

Agent Tony Rallis, who is representing Bolt while he is in Australia, had told ESPN earlier on Monday that “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.”

Bolt – who retired from track and field in 2017 – has been training with A-League outfit the Mariners since August.

He previously spent time training with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, Mamelodi Sundowns and Stromsgodset

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