Bolt to train with German club team.
Usain Bolt is looking to take his career from the track to the pitch and that first opportunity will reportedly come from Borussia Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams.
Bolt has stated that his ultimate goal is to play as a winger for Manchester United but first he'll have to prove himself worthy of the German club team. Sports broadcaster Andy Goldstein recently caught up with the legendary sprinter to find out about his passion for soccer and his dreams of playing for ManU.
"For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic.”
“In my mind I think I should do a trial and see if they would say ‘All right, 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!’”
The president of PUMA, who sponsors both Bolt and Dortmund, was reportedly the one who reached out to the club to see if they had any interesting in allowing Bolt to train with them in the first place.
Exactly when Bolt will step onto the pitch for his first practice remains to be seen by it looks like Dortmund's coach Thomas Tuchel is all for giving the speedster a tryout to see if he's got what it takes.