Usain Bolt, the world’s quickest man could have retired from sprints, he’s turning his ardour elsewhere: skilled soccer.
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, says he has a trial set with Borussia Dortmund in March.
But the potential of enjoying for the German membership, regardless of it being probably the most widespread is Europe, isn’t what’s drawing the Jamaican sprinter to the game.
“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United,” Bolt mentioned in an interview with The Express.
“If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. I’ve spoken to (Man United coaching legend) 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.”
Dortmund and Bolt share a sponsor in Puma, which makes the tryout a straightforward match.
Bolt, 31, a longtime Man United fan, retired from the monitor after damaging his hamstring on the World Championships in London in August. However, he informed The Express that the harm is “now fine and I’m back to fully fit.”
Still, Bolt admitted that the swagger he confirmed all through his 4 Olympic Games and record-breaking runs has but to switch on the soccer discipline.
“It makes me nervous,” Bolt mentioned of the upcoming trial. “I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field. I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place.”
Bolt has for years shared his purpose of crossing over into soccer, however regardless of how far he takes it, he’ll all the time be remembered before everything as the best sprinter of all time.
Originally Reported by New York Daily News