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Usain Bolt to join Australian football club

Usain Bolt is in talks to join Australian football club Central Coast Mariners on trial.

The eight-time Olympic champion, who holds the 100m and 200m world records, is negotiating a six-week trial period with the club who play in the country’s A-League competition.

Bolt, 32, has made no secret of his desire to pursue a career in football post-athletics, and has previously trained with several clubs including Borussia Dortmund, Norwegian side Stromsgodset and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

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Australian football agent Tony Rallis believes a deal has been agreed “in principle” and that bringing Bolt to the A-League will have a positive impact on Australian football.

He said: “If he’s competitive, he will lift our A-League profile”. “He will create dreams for young people and he will give the A-League a profile no amount of money can buy.

“This bloke’s an ambitious athlete. The A-League needed a hero and we got superman.”

The Mariner’s, who last season finished bottom of Australia’s ten team premier division, announced the news in a statement which read: “The club can confirm that it has been in negotiations with the Olympic champion & world record holder, regarding the opportunity to trial here on the Central Coast.

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“The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the ‘world’s fastest man’ and his management team, regarding what role the Club may play in Bolt’s burning ambition to become a professional footballer.

“It is crucial to note that all discussions between the Central Coast Mariners and Bolt require an initial six-week-trial period and no contract is guaranteed.”

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