The idea of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt playing football is taking the football fraternity by storm. Rumours had been circulating the internet which stated that Lightning Bolt dreams of joining football after his retirement, and the 30-year-old is planning to join German club Borussia Dortmund.
Die Schwarz-Gelben chief Hans-Joachim Watzke confirming that the legendary Olympian will train and practice with the German Bundesliga outfit in the foreseeable future left football fans speculating in the social networking platforms. “It was no joke and not a marketing move,” Watzke told Kicker, a Deutsch magazine. Asked if Bolt actually does have a footballing future in Dortmund, Watzke replied, “We don’t even need to talk about it.”
Both Borussia Dortmund and Usain Bolt are sponsored by Germany-based sports wardrobe giants Puma, whose supremo Bjorn Gulden contacted the Yellow and Blacks to reiterate that Bolt wishes to join them. Watzke welcomed the notion stating, “We are delighted and take this as an honour.” He also said that Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel remains keen on the crazy idea.
It is no secret that Usain is a passionate football fan. Bolt has publicly claimed time and again of his desire to play for Premier League club Manchester United. During Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis Van Gaal era, he had stated that he dreams to feature for the Old Trafford outfit. Though a move failed to capitalise previously, Bolt is close to joining the world’s most followed sport, post his athletics retirement. If and when he does join football, the Jamaican probably will challenge the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo with some serious competition.
Usain Bolt is a sporting legend is regarded as the fastest man alive on the planet. He is reportedly ready to join football and such news is making fans go absolutely crazy.