Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a preliminary to play football in Australia, a club says.
The Jamaican previous sprinter, 31, is arranging a six-week spell with the Central Coast Mariners, a group in the nation’s A-League rivalry.
Sailors CEO Shaun Mielekamp said the club had burned through four months seeking after Bolt, and a season-long arrangement could take after.
Football specialist Tony Rallis said an arrangement had been concurred “on a basic level”.
Mr Rallis, who has been engaged with the arrangement, told nearby Sky Sports Radio that transactions proceeded over Bolt’s compensation.
“The proprietor of Central Coast Mariners has put his hand somewhere down in his pocket and ensured 70% of the pay,” Mr Rallis said.
News Corp Australia revealed that a “multi-million dollar” bargain had been proposed.
Jolt has already prepared with clubs in Germany, Norway and South Africa.
The 100m and 200m world record holder, who resigned from sports a year ago, has beforehand talked about his enthusiasm for turning into an expert footballer.
Jolt is an enthusiast of Manchester United and one of its previous aide supervisors, Mike Phelan, is presently at the Mariners.
Media captionUsain Bolt prepares with German side Borussia Dortmund
A Football Federal Australia representative told the BBC that it would not help with subsidizing Bolt’s preliminary.
Mr Mielekamp said the club was hopeful that the preliminary could be expanded.
“In the event that all goes well, who knows? He might illuminate the A-League this season,” he told the nearby Seven Network on Tuesday.
Mr Mielekamp said the club had gotten positive reports about Bolt’s execution when he prepared with German club Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian side Stromsgodset.
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“The most essential thing is we endure to discover and perceive how great a footballer he is first,” Mr Mielekamp said.
“The truth will surface eventually at what level he is at and on the off chance that it fits the A-League.”