Will sign Manchester United Usain Bolt

"Contract signed": Wonder runner Usain Bolt starts football career

Usain Bolt claims to have signed his first contract with a soccer club. “I just signed with a soccer team. Find out which team it is on Tuesday, February 27, ”said the 31-year-old Jamaican in a video posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.

The former super sprinter has been working towards a future in football since the end of his athletics career. Bolt had actually planned a trial training session at Bundesliga soccer club Borussia Dortmund for March. “When Dortmund says I'm good enough, I'll stick with it and train hard,” said the 31-year-old Jamaican of the British daily “Sunday Express”.

He was looking forward to the test in Dortmund. “That makes me nervous,” said the 100 and 200 meter world record holder: “Actually, I don't get nervous. But this time it's something different, it's football. ”BVB club boss Watzke had already announced in October that Bolt would be warmly welcome.

First stop in Botswana?

His favorite club is the English record champions Manchester United. "One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United," he said. The eight-time Olympic champion ended his career in August last year after the World Athletics Championships.

Bolt explained a few months ago that professional football was already his dream as a child. “That is a personal goal. I don't care what other people say about it. "

He has already proven his footballing skills several times in training matches, for example for the French amateur club Saint-Jean Beaulieu or the South African first division club Marmelodi Sundowns FC, where he recently completed a trial training session.

"I'm ambitious, even when it comes to football"

That is where Bolt's entry into the professional business could go, namely to southern Africa - at least if the fans have their way. They see him before a commitment to Botswana first division club Notwane FC, while others would like the 31-year-old runner to join a prominent club like the Arsenal of London or Borussia Dortmund. But no matter where Bolt is really headed, he is sure to get the attention.