Usain Bolt playing for Manchester United is one of those bizarre stories that seems to have arisen from nowhere but stuck about for some strange reason- although it now feels like it could be a faint possibility.
Ignoring the obvious dig to United’s struggles here, Jamaican and Olympic legend Bolt has started training with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, with chief Hans-Joachim Watzke confirming the sprinter had joined the club. Speaking to Kicker, he said:
‘We decided this some time ago. Puma CEO Bjorn Gulden who is member of our board has told us that Usain is highly interested in practising with us. For us that’s no problem. Our coach Thomas Tuchel likes the idea as well.’
‘Of course he won’t visit us in an important week with Champions League matches, but maybe in the pre-season. We are delighted and take this as an honour.’
It could be a big step in the career of 30-year-old Bolt, who has made no secret of his desire to play for Manchester United.
‘We’ve genuinely been talking to people [about a professional career]. For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic.’
Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a season makes sense but a short-term deal for Usain Bolt would be a different scenario entirely. Still, hopefully we’ll see Bolt race Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the future.