Usain Bolt has signed for a football club and will reveal his new team this week
Usain Bolt wants to be a footballer
Usain Bolt has confirmed he has signed for a football club and will reveal the identity of his new employers later this week.
The Jamaican sprint legend retired from athletics following the World Championships in London last year after winning an incredible eight Olympic gold medals.
Bolt is a big Manchester United supporter and has previously expressed his desire to pull on the famous red shirt and run out at Old Trafford.
His sponsorship deal with Puma makes a move to Manchester unlikely and the 31-year-old is keeping fans waiting a little longer before telling all.
Bolt’s Twitter announcement post read: “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”
Keen to make his mark in the game as a striker, Bolt was training with South African side Mamelodi Sundowns in January.
Usain Bolt has been training for his new chapter
Plans were also in place for him to head to Borussia Dortmund, who interestingly do have a deal with Puma, next month for a trial.
Bolt added: “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 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.”