The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt who is switching from the tracks to the pitch for professional football will on Tuesday unveil the club he is signing for.
This is coming after years of speculations as to whether or not former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt will trade the track for the football pitch.
The Jamaican eight-time Olympic gold medallist is set to unveil his plans. Taking to social media, Bolt wrote: “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”
That will be 9am Nigerian time. Sports Village Square had earlier revealed that the eight-time Olympic gold medallist was set for trials with Borussia Dortmund in March, even though his dream was to play for Manchester United.
The Manchester United fan confirmed via Twitter on Sunday 25th February that he will be signing for a football team, coyly including the caveat that it wouldn’t reveal the name of the club until Tuesday.
As such, fans have been waiting with bated breath, speculating as to where the 100m world record holder will kick off his career in football.
“If Dortmund says I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. I’ve spoken to (Man United coaching legend) 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”. Dortmund and Bolt share a sponsor in Puma, which makes the tryout an easy match. Bolt, 31, a long-time Manchester United fan, retired from the track after damaging his hamstring at the World Championships in London in August.
However, he told The Express that the injury is “now fine and I’m back to fully fit.”