Usain Bolt switches From 9.58 seconds to 90 minutes

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Usain Bolt switches From 9.58 seconds to 90 minutes

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SportsCafe Desk

01/08/2018

Usain Bolt is all set to undergo a trial with German top-tier side Borussia Dortmund later this March in a bid to kick-start his footballing career. Bolt has reportedly also held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson regarding a potential deal with the Manchester United if everything goes as planned.

Bolt has pretty much won it all, as far as track events are concerned, securing gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100 meter relay events. His record for finishing the 100m sprint at 9.58 sec is the crown jewel of his athletic career but he has different plans for the future. Bolt is set to have his first professional football trial with German club Borussia Dortmund this summer in March, which has been arranged by the club’s sponsor Puma, who also sponsor the Jamaican athlete.

'In March we're going to do trials 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,' the eight-time Olympic gold medalist told the Express in an interview.

Bolt added that the idea of playing professional football makes him nervous.

“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. One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard,” he said.

Bolt has always harvested a dream of representing his favourite club, Manchester United, ever since he was a young lad. He has also reiterated his desire to push a move to the club if things go smoothly and also claimed to have already spoken to legendary former coach Sir Alex Ferguson regarding the same.

"One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I'm good enough, I'll crack on and train hard. I've spoken to (former United manager) 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."

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