Usain Bolt has wowed stadiums and athletes alike with his nimble running skills that led him to hold the current world record for the 100 meter sprint. He retired from athletics last year after a successful career, winning eight Olympic gold medals.
He has mentioned his passion for soccer and the eagerness to play once his athletic career had died down but hadn't revealed any specific plans to go through with it, until recently. On Sunday the 25th of February, the 31 year old tweeted: "I've signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT."
He has been training with South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in the last month and was due to have a trial with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund next month. In an interview with the Daily Express he disclosed: "It's something that I want to do. 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. One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund says 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."
He has not revealed any information on the club as yet but plans to do so on the 27th of February. He has, on many occasions, mentioned that he is an avid Manchester United fan and dreams of playing for the team but no further speculation can be made.
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