Athletics legend, Usain Bolt trained with Borussia Dortmund as he continues to chase his dream of becoming a footballer. The 100-metre world-record holder has long desired to play for Manchester United, and now that his athletics career is over, he is devoting more time to his other love.
And Borussia Dortmund has given him the platform to do so by providing him with a ‘trial’. The German giants and Bolt are both sponsored by sportswear giant Puma and it’s through this link that this unlikely partnership has happened.
Usain Bolt clearly enjoyed himself during the ‘trial’ as he got to know his potential new team-mates on and off the pitch.
The Jamaican was pictured honing his skills during training which included the likes of Andre Schurrle and others that weren’t selected for international duty.Off-the-field, Bolt was given a tour of the club’s vast facilities.
He was seen greeting Julian Weigl and fans’ favourite Reus during the pleasantries – while also speaking to centre back Omer Toprak.
The 31-year-old has never been overawed as an athlete but he seemed to be in impressed by the 81,360-capacity Signal Iduna Park.
Usain Bolt, who will be leading a World XI team against Robbie Williams’ England at Soccer Aid in June, will be training with Borussia Dortmund.
He will get his chance to impress the Bundesliga giants in Puma’s latest publicity stunt with the renowned athlete.
“BVB, get ready for Friday,” Bolt, 31, posted to his Twitter account.
In response, Dortmund confirmed:
“Bolt is coming!”
Dortmund’s training session is scheduled for 10:30 am local time and is set to be open to the public, who should get quite the experience.
The 31-year-old is a huge Manchester United fan and admitted after the Match for Friendship on Wednesday that he had discussed the possibility of a trial at Old Trafford with manager Jose Mourinho.