Usain Bolt turns down two-year contract with Valletta FC

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The 32-year-old who now plays in the A-League for the Central Coast Mariners, scored two goals in a friendly match last week.

The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving Down Under in August.

Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel has dubbed Usain Bolt's foray into football a PR stunt and says the Jamaican would not be good enough even if he played for 100 years.

Bolt has turned down a move to Maltese champions Valletta FC according to his agent, Ricky Simms.

Valletta CEO and managing director Ghasston Slimen responded by saying an "offer is always on the table" for Bolt to join. Bolt's agent has suggested his client is receiving plenty of offers aside from Valletta's approach, so may bide his time in making a decision.

"You need to talk to them regularly to just make sure we're all focused as a club on this first fixture".

The A-League kicks off this weekend with the Mariners taking on the Brisbane Roar.

Football Federation Australia has said it would not raid a special fund set up to lure marquee players to the league if the Mariners decide that Bolt, 32, is worth the risk, but it would likely be thrilled to have him in the league if only for his marketing value.

Usain Bolt controls the ball for the Mariners against Macarthur South West United.

Sydney's Daily Telegraph on Thursday reported Bolt and Mielekamp sat down for a coffee in the wake of the Malta offer for clarity on his future.

He scored two goals in a pre-season fixture last week and rejected a two-year deal from an ambitious Maltese side bankrolled by Saudi billionaires.

Usain Bolt has been put in his place after a rival coach delivered a scathing assessment of the sprint king's A-League prospects.

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