World’s fastest man Usain Bolt fully expects to be the first elite athlete to successfully make the jump from the track to the football pitch and has confirmed the date of his first real trial with a professional football club.
Recall that when Usain Bolt first mentioned he’d like to venture into professional football after retirement, many took it like an impossible joke. But the Jamaican who was offered trials by 12 clubs is now set to start his trial at German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in March
Although he admitted he’d love to play for his favourite club, Manchester United, he’s in high hopes the trial will open doors for him to get a deal from a club in the top league. He’s getting this chance with Dortmund probably because he and the club are sponsored by Puma, which is organizing the trial.
Speaking to Express Sport last weekend, he said:
“In March we’re going to do a trial with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.
It makes me nervous. 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.”
To push his ambition even further, Bolt has spoken with Sir Alex Ferguson who has promised to put in a good word for him at Man U. He’s also getting football tips from Man U player, Paul Pogba.
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