The greatest sprinter in modern history is set to switch to professional football, according to ESPN. Usain Bolt, 31, is to have trials with Borussia Dortmund in March with a view to joining the German club immediately.
His dream, however, is to play for Manchester United!
Bolt retired from athletics last August and has been a regular on the party scene around the world. However, he is now eyeing a football career, having been praised in the past for his abilities.
A renowned Manchester United fan, he declared that a move to Old Trafford is his ultimate aim.
His name opens doors and with others willing to help, Bolt is confident he make it as a professional. “If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard,” he said.
“I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”
Winner of eight Olympic gold medals and world record holder at 100m and 200m, Bolt has the pace and fitness to succeed at the highest level. The question is whether he has the ability.
A man never knowingly short of confidence doesn’t believe that will be an issue. “I watch a lot of football, I understand it, I play it. With training, I could be good. Me and Pogba talk a lot.”
As the man later stated emphatically, “I’m not content to be average!”, and heading for the Westfalenstadion is most certainly not that.