Former Olympics sprinter Usain Bolt signs his first professional football contract
Posted: 26 February 2018 Time: 12:00
In one of the most sensational career changes, Olympic legend and 100-metre world record holder Usain Bolt announced that he has signed for a professional football club.
The retired sprinter, 31, has spoken of his desire to realise one of his childhood dreams by playing professional football at the highest level and after winning eight Olympic gold medals the Jamaican is now on course to fulfil his desire.
On Sunday evening, Bolt tweeted from his official Twitter account, breaking the news to his fans; "I've signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT."
After training with South African Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns last month, Bolt was said to be on course for a trial at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund this month.
In an interview with the Daily Express earlier this year, the life-long Manchester United supporter says he hopes to prove himself on the football pitch in order to represent the Red Devils.
"In March we're going to do a trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes," Bolt explained.
"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.