The Las Vegas Lights have confirmed they are keen on adding sprint legend Usain Bolt to their roster as they continue their first season in existence.
Bolt, 31, retired from athletics in 2017 after an incredible career which included eight Olympic Games gold medals and world record times at both 100 and 200m.
Following his retirement, the Jamaican stated his intention to move into football, where he hopes to fulfil his dream of playing professionally.
Now the Lights, who play in the second-tier USL in the United States, hope to lure him to the famous casino city.
“Of course we have an interest in Usain Bolt. Why wouldn’t we?” Las Vegas owner and CEO Brett Lashbrook said in declarations reported by ESPN.
“He’s the world’s fastest guy and he’s trained at some of the best clubs in the world. To come play Division 2 soccer in the U.S. actually makes all the sense in the world.
“This guy is an absolute specimen of an athlete and we think he could absolutely succeed at the USL level.
“Any coach in any sport who says they wouldn’t like the opportunity to work with the world’s fastest man at his prime would just be flat out lying to you.”
Bolt has most recently been linked with A-League team Central Coast Mariners, who are keen to take the speedster on a six-week trial.
Agent Ricky Simms, however, has played down the chances of his client playing in Australia, stating that Bolt has “several possibilities” as he seeks a club.