Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying wanted to “write history” with the signing.
After bidding adieu to the athletics last year, Jamaican sprint king Usain bolt could be seen making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year contract in Malta, reports said on Tuesday. The 32 year old Bolt scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.
A dream envisaged since his childhood to play a professional football comes true after signing off from world of athletics. He has been on trial with A- Legue club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August.
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said Malta club Valletta FC had made a formal offer, which includes playing in its upcoming cup final.
The newspaper further reports that the team was recently bought by investors wanting to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s Champions League, with the bid also including commercial incentives.
The Australian agent who has arranged Bolt’s trial with the Mariners is yet to confirm over his association with the team as Bolt does not have any such contract till now when tried to be contacted by AFP on Tuesday.
According to media reports, Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia to decide whether it will contribute to potential Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) offer to bolt.
The eight-time Olympic champion has generated headlines around the world during his stint with the Mariners, and drew thousands of fans to both of his two matches so far.
The 32-year-old Jamaican previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail.