Jamaican sprinter and Man United fan has long fancied himself as a footballer…
And may now get a chance to prove it…
USAIN BOLT is set to shock the sporting world by hanging up his spikes… And lacing up a pair of football boots.
The Jamaican sprint superstar, 30, has ‘been genuinely talking to people’ about a career switch – and will train with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund soon.
Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt – who will end his phenomenal career in athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London – has long suggested he would love a crack at football.
The Manchester United fan even claimed to have discussed the idea of a trial at the Old Trafford club under Sir Alex Ferguson.
But now it would appear Bolt will get his wish, as Borussia Dortmund are allowing the Jamaican ace to train with their stars, including Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Bolt says he has plans in place to travel to Germany to take part in a handful of sessions with Thomas Tuchel’s side and ‘see what happens’.
The sprinter – who would clearly be a weapon for any side down the wing with his extraordinary pace – added that the dream for him is still to represent United.
Bolt said: “For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true.
“Yes, that would be epic.”
The Olympic star – who is still the 100m world record holder with a blistering time of 9.58seconds – also confirmed a call from Old Trafford is still his ultimate dream.
He added: “In my mind, I think I should do a trial and see if they would say ‘Alright, come on in’ or if they would say ‘No, you are not any good.’
“I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play.
“So, I think if I do a trial then they would say, ‘You know what, here is a contract for five years!
“You are 30-years-old, here’s a five-year contract. Let’s just do it!'”