Borussia Dortmund’s chief has confirmed that sprint legend Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team.
Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker magazine on Sunday that “It’s not a joke, it’s not a marketing stunt.”
Dortmund and Bolt, who is a nine-time Olympic champion, are both sponsored by the same Germany-based Puma, whose president contacted Dortmund to say that the Jamaican had asked about training with the team.
Watzke said he welcomed the idea and that Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel also looked forward to it.
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Asked if Bolt could have a future in Dortmund, Watzke replied: “We don’t even need to talk about it. We’re happy, we are honoured.”
Bolt’s love of football is well known – he is a huge Manchester United fan and has previously said his dream is to play for them.
“For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true,” he said. “Yes, that would be epic.”