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Usain Bolt has been handed a drug test notice by Australia's anti-doping authority (Asada) and the eight-time Olympic gold medallist is considering a move away to Europe, seemingly bemused about such developments.

On Tuesday morning's program, "Kochie" was discussing rumours the Central Coast Mariners star will potentially be bought by a European football club.

On Friday (October 12) Bolt scored twice in a pre-season friendly against Macarthur South West.

Bolt himself was left unhappy after a recent Mariners game after he was picked to take a doping test, much to his surprise.

"So I asked the lady: 'Why am I getting drug tested when I haven't signed for a club yet?" Image courtesy of Instagram. Bolt chose to take on a career in professional football after retiring from track and field in 2016.

The Jamaican legend is now deciding whether to continue to fight for an A-League contract, or instead take up an offer to join reigning Maltese champions Valletta FC, whose new UAE owners are bidding to lead the club into the Champions League.


Should the Mariners decide to table an offer earlier than expected, the club and Football Federation Australia (FFA) will also need to think outside the box when it comes to marketing arrangements and third-party sponsorships.

Soon after retiring from his sprinting career, Bolt had made it public that he was looking to have a professional career in football.

When the club's new backers confirmed the deal, they spoke of their Champions League aspirations for Valletta and how they plan to recruit a number of "high-quality signings" in the coming months.

The Mariners want the FFA to contribute to Bolt's multimillion-dollar contract but it is believed he doesn't meet the criteria as a marquee player.

Bolt's trial period with the A-League club came to an end at the weekend and the Mariners now have to decide whether to offer the Jamaican a permanent deal, a further trial period or release him.


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