Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

Central Coast Mariners’ Usain Bolt in action

He scored two lovely goals for Central Coast Mariners where he is now on trials to become a professional footballer.

Valletta, who have boasted "UEFA Champions League aspirations" since being taken over by UAE group Sanban, were said to have offerred Bolt a two-year deal.

"A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible", the club's managing director and CEO Ghasston Slimen said.

Bolt has previously trained with German giants Borussia Dortmund and trialled with Norwegian side Stromsgodset.

Koch took to Twitter to post an apology, although appeared to dig himself an even bigger hole with the explanation that "there's no slavery any more".

The world record holder, 32, retired from athletics following the 2017 World Championships and celebrated his two goals against Macarthur South West United with his famous lightning bolt celebration. Bolt chose to take on a career in professional football after retiring from track and field in 2016.

"So guys I've retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this", Bolt said on Instagram, before panning to a drugs test notice.

The on-air gaffe occurred as sports reporter Mark Beretta was reading a story - alongside co-host Sam Armytage, Natalie Barr and Koch - following reports Olympic legend Bolt could leave the Central Coast Mariners Football Club.

Tony Rallis, who facilitated Bolt's "indefinite training period" with the Mariners confirmed that the Jamaican has received a contract offer from a Southern European club.

Media reports suggest the Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia (FFA) to decide whether it will contribute to a potential Aus$3 million (Dh7.85m) offer to Bolt.

The move is just one of a number of offers Bolt is considering, with the Mariners deciding whether to keep him on for the 2018-19 A-League season.

Discussing speculation that Bolt could first sign for the Mariners and then be sold on to the European club, Koch said on breakfast TV show "Sunrise": "So the Mariners sell him for money, they make a lot of money out of it?".

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