Olympic Champion & World Record Holder Usain Bolt’s dream of becoming a professional football appears to be still on with negotiations with Australian A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners over a six-week trial currently ongoing
The eight-time Olympic champion is hoping to seal a six-week trial with the club and his agent, Tony Rallis, has already made a public announcement that the trial has been agreed on by the Australian club in “principle”.
The Jamaican has long desired to become a professional footballer now that his athletics career has reached its end and he even did some training sessions with Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.
Bolt has been lately training with a Norwegian top-flight football team called Stromsgodset and was even invited to train with his beloved Manchester United at their Carrington training complex in the past.
Now Central Coast Mariners have released a statement on the negotiations have commenced between the club and Bolt.
“The Central Coast Mariners would like to publicly address the negotiations between the Club and Usain Bolt.
“The Club can confirm that it has been in negotiations with the Olympic Champion & World Record Holder, regarding the opportunity to trial here on the Central Coast.
“The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the ‘world’s fastest man’ and his management team, regarding what role the Club may play in Bolt’s burning ambition to become a professional footballer.
“It is crucial to note that all discussions between the Central Coast Mariners and Bolt require an initial six-week-trial period and no contract is guaranteed.”