Jamaican star Usain Bolt, a retired track and field athlete, is about to embrace a football career with an Australian club, reports Sunrise.
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The Olympic champion has accepted an “agreement in principle” with the Central Coast Mariners for a six-week trial, said agent Tony Rallis, involved in the operation.
“An agreement in principle subject to certain conditions has been found. Once the Australian Football Federation (FFA) comes back to us and says they’re part of the process, we’ll try it out. This guy is an ambitious athlete. League A needed a hero and we have a superman, “Tony Rallis told Sky Sports Radio.
The club that finished last this season also confirmed that it was in negotiations with Usain Bolt.
“The Central Coast Mariners remain engaged in discussions … about the role the Club could play in Bolt’s ambition to become a professional footballer,” the club said in a statement.
“It’s important to note that all discussions between Central Coast Mariners and Bolt require an initial six-week trial period. “
The trials will start next month and if the results are positive, Usain Bolt will sign a professional contract with the club.
Recall that the Jamaican has already made tests with the Norwegian club Stromsgodset and with the German club Borussia Dortmund.