Usain Bolt set for Borussia Dortmund trial; will join Friday training session
Usain Bolt is set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star will join the Bundesliga club for their public training session.
The 100-metre world-record holder retired from athletics in August 2017 having won eight Olympic gold medals and been crowned world champion 11 times.
Bolt is a huge fan of Manchester United, trained with Mamelodi Sundowns in January and has said in the past he had the skill set needed to become a Premier League footballer.
"With training, I could be good," he said last year. "Me and [Paul] Pogba talk a lot. I watch and ask him a lot of questions. I want to play but it has to be in the top league. I'm not content to be average."
Bolt, wearing a Dortmund shirt, showed off his football skills in a video he posted on social media on Tuesday, and in February, he announced he had signed up to play in a charity football match at Old Trafford in June.
Borussia Dortmund shareholder and kit maker Puma also sponsor Bolt.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.