Usain Bolt Will 'Call It Quits' If He Doesn't Find A Club By The End Of The Month

Usain Bolt has revealed he will 'call it quits' if he cannot find a club in the next two weeks.

Eight-time Olympic Gold medalist Bolt has been lobbying for a professional contract in the game for a while now and looked as though he might get it with Australian A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners having been on trial since August.

The world's fastest man scored his first goals last month but was unable to agree terms with Mariners after the two parties were far apart in terms of wages.

Bolt has previously trained with German giants Borussia Dortmund, Sundowns in South Africa and Norway's Stromsgodset, while he rejected a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC.

The 32-year old says he still has plenty of offers on the table but it seems as though time is running out on his footballing dream.

"I've got a lot of offers from a lot of other clubs out there," Bolt told Omnisport, via ESPN.

"We'll make a decision before the end of November if I'm going to go to another club or call it actually quits."

Bolt has had his fair share of critics when it comes to his footballing ability but the president of the Jamaican FA, Michael Ricketts, has revealed the Caribbean country are keen on calling Usain Bolt up to the national team if he shows he is good enough.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I am a little disappointed that Usain hasn't signed up with a Jamaican club," Ricketts told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview.

"That would give us a chance to see a lot more of him. If he shows he's good enough to make the Jamaican team then he will be called up, but we are following his progress - we are watching him closely. The coach will make a decision but we would love to see him in a serious, real match situation.

"We are hopeful because Usain would certainly be a crowd puller. If he turns up in a Jamaican outfit then a lot of people would want to turn up and watch Usain Bolt play football."

Josh Lawless

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