Usain Bolt has proposed a contract with the Malta Football Club

SYDNEY: Sprinting king Usain Bolt may be heading to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, a report said Tuesday after his exploits in Australia.

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Bolt, 32, has been judged by the A-League club, the Central Coast Mariners, since arriving in Australia in August in a bid to fulfill his dream of becoming a footballer after his retirement from athletics. last year.

The 100-meter world record holder scored his first two professional football goals on Friday as he opened a pre-season match against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph said the Maltese club, Valletta FC, had made an official offer that would include playing in the final of the cup.

The newspaper added that the team had recently been bought by investors eager to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, the offer also including commercial incentives.

The Australian agent who staged the Bolt lawsuit with the Mariners refused to confirm or deny this information on Tuesday.

Bolt has not yet contract with the Australian club before the start of the A-League season this Friday.

According to media reports, the sailors are waiting for the governing body, the Australian Football Federation, to decide whether or not to contribute to a potential bid of 3 million Australian dollars (US $ 2.1 million) to Bolt.

The eighth Olympic champion made headlines around the world during his stint with the Mariners and has attracted thousands of fans in his two matches so far.

The 32-year-old Jamaican had previously tried unsuccessfully with German, South African and Norwegian clubs.

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