Usain Bolt turns down two-year Valletta offer

'The Valletta FC offer is always on the table'

Usain Bolt made his debut for Central Coast Mariners
Image: Usain Bolt has yet to be offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year contract offer from Maltese club Valletta, his agent says.

The 32-year-old Jamaican remains on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners in Australia and scored twice in a friendly win last week.

Ricky Simms, Bolt's agent, told ESPN: "There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football.

"We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta."

Valletta FC chief executive and managing director Ghasston Slimen told ESPN: "We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career.

"The Valletta FC offer is always on the table."

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt celebrates scoring a goal for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney on October 12, 2018
Image: Bolt scored twice against Macarthur South West United

Australia's domestic A-League season starts this weekend, with the Mariners away to Brisbane Roar on Sunday.

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With no contract, Bolt is not eligible for selection.

Club chief executive Shaun Mielekamp said this week the Jamaican "will continue his indefinite training period until any further notice".

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