Usain Bolt set for trial at Champions League club as he looks to forge football career
Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt could potentially add 'Champions League footballer' to his CV in the future.
The 31-year-old has recently retired from athletics but has often spoken of his desire to carve out a second career on the football pitch. And now Borussia Dortmund look set to give him the opportunity to do just that.
Last November, the German giants had opened to door for Bolt to join in club training and now club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has reiterated their stance. "Our word is our bond," he said.
At the US Grand Prix last weekend, Bolt was asked about the prospect and said it's something he wants to look into once he recovers from the hamstring injury he sustained during his final race at the World Championships in August.
"They said the invitation is always open, so it is all about me getting over my injury and into shape. Then I can explore it and do the trials and see what level I am at," he said.
"It's a personal goal, I don't care what people really think about it. I'm not going to lie to myself - if I feel I can't do it, I'm going to say 'Forget this.' I'm not going to embarrass myself."
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