By Euro Weekly News Media • 02 November 2018 • 12:04
RUNNING TALKS: Bolt is striving to become a professional footballer.
CENTRAL Coast Mariners have offered Usain Bolt a footballing contract for “much, much less” than what the Olympic great’s camp requested, according to the head of the A-League, but the Jamaican is still weighing up the offer.
The chief of Australia’s A-League, Greg O’Rourke, said:
“I understand from Central Coast Mariners that they have tabled an offer to Usain Bolt’s management, which he is considering.
“That offer is much, much less than what the Bolt camp were originally requesting.”
The sprint legend’s team had reportedly asked for a deal around €1.8 million, but the Mariner’s offer was allegedly in the region of €92,000.
Bolt has been on trial at Central Coast for the past two months, and O’Rourke reiterated that Football Federation Australia would not dip into its marquee fund for any Bolt deal.
However, the A-League boss did say that marketing components in Bolt’s potential contract were being discussed.
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