Usain Bolt in talks with A-League club Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt set for stunning trial with A League side Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt might finally be set to land his first professional football gig with reports from Australia claiming the Olympian is on the verge of signing for Central Coast Mariners.

"He has a very good left foot, and time will tell at what level he is at and if it fits the A-League... it would only be big if he could play and go really well", he said.

"We've got a club that's willing to allow him to trial and offer him the contract", Rallis told AAP.

In June he featured in an exhibition football match between France's 1998 World Cup team and a FIFA 98 that included former worldwide players.

Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp said there was still a lot of work to do on the "surreal" deal, and noted the trial period was extremely important to see Bolt's skill level.

And if all goes well, he could be taken on for the rest of the season.

The eight-time Olympic champion revealed to Sky Sports News in 2016 that he was planning for a career in football, and the 31-year-old has trained with a number of sides since retiring from the track - including Borussia Dortmund, Norwegian side Stromsgodset and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

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Mielekamp said his club had been working on the agreement for four to five months, and there was still "some work to do".

"The deal between the Mariners and Usain Bolt in principle has been agreed, subject to a couple of benchmarks", he said.

"Once the FFA comes back and says that they'll be part of the process, we're going to the trial..."

"If it's a marketing stunt then great, it's got people talking about the A-League, I don't mind that", Hill told SEN Breakfast.

Phelan, who would be closely involved in Bolt's trial, worked under legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson between 1999 and 2013 during the Manchester club's trophy-laden years.

His trial would be similar to the one Jarryd Hayne underwent before earning a contract to play American Football.

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