SPRINT legend Usain Bolt is hoping to launch a new career in football.
The Jamaican athlete, who bowed out from the track at last year’s World Athletics Championships, is to train with German side Borussia Dortmund later this year.
“In March, we’re going to do a trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes,” Bolt told the Daily Express.
“If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.”
The 100m and 200m world record holder is a Manchester United fan and his aim is to make the grade and attract the attention of Jose Mourinho.
“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United,” Bolt admitted.
“If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard.
“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.”
At 31, it will be a tough ask for even the most gifted of athletes, and Bolt has admitted to being nervous about being able to adjust.
The offer of a trial at Dortmund had been on the table since 2016.
“It’s neither a joke nor a marketing measure, it’s something that has been decided on for quite a while,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told German sports magazine Kicker at the time.
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