Bolt maintains football dream; set to train with Dortmund

Date published: Sunday 13th November 2016 12:33

Usain Bolt: Training at Dortmund

Usain Bolt: Training at Dortmund

Sprint king Usain Bolt has been given permission to train with Borussia Dortmund as he pursues his dream to play professional football.

Bolt, 30, arguably the world’s greatest ever sprinter has also longed to switch his running spikes for studs and the Jamaican has not given up hope after arranging to join up with Bundesliga outfit Dortmund.

In an interview with The Guardian, Bolt has revealed that he and his representatives have “genuinely been talking to people” about the possibility of transitioning to football after retiring from athletics.

Bolt has contacted boss Thomas Tuchel and he will soon train with the team in Germany for a couple of days, “and see what happens”.

But Bolt, a Manchester United fan who was the club;s guest of honour at a game in 2012, has set his heart on playing for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and has in the past talked up a sensational switch to play for United

“For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic,” said Bolt, who is believed to fancy himself as a flying winger.

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