Usain Bolt rejects Maltese club to stay with Central Coast Mariners in Australia

first_imgUsain Bolt has rejected the offer from Maltese champions Valletta FC for a two-year deal to play football for the club, his agent confirmed. The sprinting legend is currently in Australia on a trial with Central Coast Mariners.Valletta was hoping to sign the 8-time Olympic gold medallist soon enough so that he could feature in a Maltese Super Cup match against Balzan next month but Bolt’s agent has confirmed that he is willing to make the move.Bolt recently improved his chances of earning a contract with the Mariners by scoring a brace in the first start he got with the club during a pre-season friendly last week.”Usain does not wish to pursue this Malta opportunity,” Ricky Simms told ESPN. “There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football. We regularly receive similar approaches.”Bolt, who holds the world records for the 100 and 200 metres, has repeatedly expressed his hope to win a contract ahead of the 2018-19 A-League campaign which kicks off this weekend.Also read – Usain Bolt surprised with drug test notice in AustraliaMariners coach Mike Mulvey, however, was reluctant to talk about Bolt on Thursday, insisting he was not involved in negotiations.”I’m really not interested in it (contract speculation) to tell you the truth,” he told reporters.”He’s been great among the guys and I was happy for him last week with the two goals he scored, but we move on.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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