Off the Pitch: Usain Bolt Has Been Approached By 12 Football Clubs
Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt is gearing up to swap his track shoes for football boots, and his agent insists that he has no lack of suitors in the professional game.
The world record holder for both 100m and 200m disciplines is also a confirmed football fan, and has long expressed his wish to switch sports once his sprinting career comes to an end.
And according to his agent, he is already looking for offers as he prepares to retire from athletics at the World Championships in London.
“Usain is 30 and could still race for another four years and go to the 2020 Olympics but he has achieved everything he needs to achieve,” Ricky Simms told the Daily Star.
“There are a million other opportunities for him and he is ready to move on to the next chapter.”
“Football he has always talked about. If you ask him he will want to play football and because he has said that we have had a dozen clubs who would like him to go for a trial with them,” the agent added.
“I don’t want to name names but he will go to Dortmund because the CEO of Puma, who is a good friend of ours, is on the board at Borussia Dortmund. He will go to train with them.