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Football news - Usain Bolt 'offered two-year contract by unnamed European club'

Mystery European club 'offers Bolt two-year contract'

15/10/2018 at 11:26Updated 15/10/2018 at 13:23

Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports Usain Bolt has been made a “format two-year offer” by a European club, following his goalscoring exploits on Friday.

Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt scored twice in a friendly match in his most impressive outing during a trial at Central Coast Mariners.

The A-League side are now weighing up whether to sign the 32-year-old forward – but could face competition.

Video - Bolt hits brace to light up Mariners trial


The Telegraph report says:

" The Daily Telegraph understands Bolt has been made a formal two-year offer to join a top-flight front-runner and even play in the team's upcoming cup final. The club has recently been acquired by ambitious investors with aspirations of qualifying for the group stages of the European Champions League."

Other than stating that the club plays in Southern Europe, further details are a mystery.

Could AC Milan be the mystery club??

Suso, Hakan Calhanoglu et Franck Kessie lors de Sassuolo-AC Milan / Serie A

Suso, Hakan Calhanoglu et Franck Kessie lors de Sassuolo-AC Milan / Serie AGetty Images

We don't have an inside line here at Eurosport, but doing some sleuthing (with thanks to Mattia Fontana from our Italian office), one big candidate has emerged... AC Milan!

  • "Southern Europe" - yep
  • "Upcoming cup final" - yep, the Supercup final, against Juventus, in January
  • "Recently acquired by ambitious investors" - yep, US hedge fund Elliot took control in July
  • "Aspirations of qualifying for the Champions League group stages" - they last competed in the group stages in 2013-14
  • "Top-flight front-runner"? Milan are currently 10th in Serie A, but are clearly one of the traditional powerhouses in Italian football

It's about as perfect a match as you could hope for, and when you throw in the fact that Milan's kit-maker is Puma, Bolt's own sponsor, well, just watch this space...