Having finally found himself among the goals last week, Usain Bolt has reportedly received a concrete offer to continue his grand footballing jaunt in Europe.
The 32-year-old sprinter scored twice on his full debut for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly against a lower league side.
However, with his Mariners trial now coming to an end, Maltese side Valletta FC have slapped a two-year deal on the table.
Indeed, according to ESPN, Valletta’s new Abu Dhabi-based owners think – somewhat loftily – that Bolt could be the catalyst their club need to fuel an ascent to the Champions League.
Valletta chief executive Ghasston Slimen revealed that he hopes to sign the Jamaican in time to play in their upcoming Maltese Super Cup game on 13th December.
A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible.
Bolt’s Australian agent Tony Rallis also confirmed on Monday that his client has been offered a two-year deal by a club in Europe whose owners have aspirations of playing Champions League football.
Quite how signing a fairly clumsy, ageing amateur for exorbitant fees will ultimately result in reaching UEFA’s promised land is anybody’s guess, but then again who are we to question the infinite wisdom of Abu Dhabi-based football club owners.