What a coup it would be for the Mariners if they could secure sprint legend Usain Bolt for the A-league season.
If signed he would not be the best player on their books, but there is no doubt he would be the quickest and crowd size would rise dramatically.
Usain Bolt is about to play for the A-League ..i would definitely watch 😭
— Cade様 (@baestox) July 17, 2018
Earlier this year Bolt trialled with German team Borussia Dortmund and trained with Norwegian side Stromsgodset. Apparently he can kick a ball, but we’re tipping it’ll take more than the favoured left foot of the world’s fastest man to get the Mariners to the finals
The Lightning Bolt will have a six week trial with the Mariners and our traders rate him a $2.25 chance to sign with the club for the season ahead.
Usain Bolt to the A League surely that's a gee up.
— Chris Anderson (@ChrisAndo5) July 17, 2018
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist is also $31 to win the Johnny Warren medal.
It'll be a real treat to see how this great athlete will perform. Speed for blinding attacks will certainly be no problem. Best of luck to @usainbolt
— john reiter (@johnreiter1) July 17, 2018
The world-wide speculation has not changed the traders’ minds, with regards to the Mariners prospects and last season’s cellar-dwellars remain with the $26 outsiders to win the title.