October 22, 2018 / 9:47 PM / 21 days ago

Soccer-A-League club confirm offer to Olympic champion Bolt

SYDNEY, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a professional football contract by the Central Coast Mariners, the Australian A-League club said on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Jamaican has been on trial with the Gosford-based club since August as he attempts to make an audacious switch to a second professional sport after one of the most decorated careers in track and field.

“The club can confirm that a contract proposal has been offered by the Central Coast Mariners and negotiations remain ongoing with Usain Bolt and his management regarding his football future,” the Mariners said in a statement. (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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