Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year offer to play for Valletta in the Maltese Premier League.
The former athlete scored twice in his latest trial match for Central Coast Mariners and his agent claims there has been a lot of interest from other clubs.
Valletta, champions of the Maltese Premier League, were taken over by Abu Dhabi-based Sanban Group in September, who have spoken of their aim to get the club into the Champions League group stage.
They have won the Maltese top division in five of the past eight seasons to earn a Champions League place, but they have got past the second qualifying round.
Bolt’s agent, however, has confirmed that his client will not take up the offer of moving to the Maltese capital.
‘There is a lot of interest in Usain playing football,’ Ricky Simms told ESPN. ‘We regularly receive similar approaches. I can confirm Usain does not wish to pursue this opportunity in Malta.’