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Usain Bolt has a point to prove in Australia says player agent

Influential player agent Tony Rallis has emphasised Usain Bolt’s propped move to the Central Coast Mariners isn’t a gimmick.

He said Bolt could trial with the Gosford-based A-League club for six weeks before a decision would be made on whether a deal would be offered to the sprinting great ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Rallis, who’s the agent behind the mooted deal, told Afternoons the eight-time Olympic gold medalist wanted to do the deal “the proper way”, comparing the arrangement to Jarryd Hayne’s move to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

“If he meets the benchmarks set by the coaches, he’ll be given a contract,” he said.

“He’ll be treated like another one of the players and he doesn’t wanted to be treated like a different player.

“He’s got a point to prove and determined to prove he’s worth a contract.”

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