Bolt to train with Borus­sia Dort­mund

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — Borus­sia Dort­mund chief Hans-joachim Watzke has con­firmed that sprint king Usain Bolt will train with the Ger­man giants.

There had been some con­fu­sion over whether the Ja­maican nine-time Olympic cham­pion was se­ri­ous about try­ing his hand at foot­ball, but Watzke has re­vealed it is “no joke” and “not a mar­ket­ing move”.

Dort­mund and Bolt are both spon­sored by the Ger­man-based sports goods com­pany Puma, whose pres­i­dent con­tacted Dort­mund to say that Bolt had asked about train­ing with the team.

Watzke has wel­comed the idea and ad­mits coach Thomas Tuchel is also keen on bring­ing the fastest man in the world to the club for a train­ing ses­sion.

“We de­cided this some time ago,” Watzke told Kicker. ”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.”

Asked if Bolt could have a fu­ture in Dort­mund, Watzke replied: “We don’t even need to talk about it.”

Bolt has not shied away from his love for foot­ball in the past, ad­mit­ting that it would be a “dream” to play for Manch­ester United, the club he sup­ports.

In an in­ter­view with the Guardian on Satur­day, Bolt said: “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.” — Daily Mail

usain Bolt will train with Borus­sia Dort­mund as he chases his dream of be­ing a foot­baller.

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