Central Coast Mariners offered Usain Bolt a full-time contract after impressing during a trial that agent Ricky Simms told ESPN.
Bolt, 32, netted a double in a practice match last weekend, but failed to do so In a 1-1 draw with the Brisbane Roar on Sunday, News Corp. Australia announced that the eight-time Olympic champion in Melbourne was discussing his options has thought.
However, he has now officially got terms from the Mariners, with Simms ESPN saying, "I can confirm that Usain has offered a contract from Central Coast Mariners."
Mariner's chief executive Shaun Mielekamp has reportedly filed the contract offer with Bolt's management over the weekend, and after refusing the bid for Valletta FC's bid for two years, he will now consider moving to the A-League wants to play.
After the game, Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey did his best to clear speculation about a looming defeat deal for Bolt and doubted openly whether the Sprint King deserved a starting spot.
"You look at our front line today and you're wondering if he could get into one of those positions or not?" Mulvey said. "I appreciate how important this story is to the rest of the world, you just talk about speculation, I do not know what you're talking about, and that's the honest truth."
This report uses information from the AAP.