The switch from athletics to football is now a step closer as it has been confirmed by Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke that the triple triple Olympic champion is to train with the team.
Bolt will indeed join football superstars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze, although he seems to have little chance of securing a permanent deal.
It is not a joke that Bolt will train with us at some point,” Watzke told Kicker.
Watzke said, “Puma chief Bjorn Gulden, who is also part of our board of directors, told me some time ago that Usain had asked him if he could train with us sometime.”
“I immediately said that was not a problem and the coach (Thomas Tuchel) is okay with it as well. It will obviously not happen when we have two games in one week, but probably when things are a bit more quiet. The team will like it as well.” He said
“We do not have to talk about us offering him a contract. But we feel flattered that he wants to train with us. It is an honour.” Watzke adds