Usain Bolt Shocked By Surprise Doping Test | General Sports

Toby Graves
October 16, 2018

Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract to play soccer with a Maltese club, ESPN reported, triggering speculation he may be set to walk out from his trial at Australian team Central Coast Mariners.

Beretta reported on the possibility of 32-year-old Bolt, who is now playing at the Central Coast Mariners Football Club, being headhunted by Malta.

It is understood that even as a trialist, Bolt is officially registered with the club, and is therefore subject to drug testing.

Maltese club Valletta FC said they had made a formal offer which includes playing in their upcoming cup final, with chief executive Ghasston Slimen saying the move to snare Bolt was "about writing history".

Bolt is now on trial at Australia's A-League football club Central Coast Mariners.

"So guys I've retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this", Bolt said via an Instagram story as he zoomed in on the notice.

The 100 meters world record-holder scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started a pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.

The notice from Asada requesting blood and urine appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia.

"We have to sit down with the coach and the management and see if we go forward, what's the plan and if they want to sign me or if I need to do more".

The Jamaican, who previously trained with Absa Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns as well as Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, has made no secret of his aspirations to play professional football.

Gallop said there was no chance of using the marquee fund to meet Bolt's contract demands as its goal was to attract proven world-class players.

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