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I’ve signed for a football team, claims Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, who brought his sprint career to an end following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, has talked up his footballing prowess and revealed last month he was set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.

football Updated: Feb 26, 2018 23:00 IST
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(File photo) Jamaican Athlete Usain Bolt poses with a United shirt prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on August 25, 2012.(Getty Images)

Athletics great Usain Bolt claims he has signed for a football team and will announce the club in question on Tuesday.

Bolt, who brought his glittering sprint career to an end following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, has frequently talked up his footballing prowess and revealed last month he was set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.

The 31-year-old Jamaican has also repeatedly expressed an interest in turning out for Premier League giants Manchester United, the club he supports, while he also recently offered his services to David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise, Futbol Miami.

On Sunday, Bolt announced on Twitter that an update was on the way regarding his bid to carve out a footballing career.

“I’ve signed for a football team,” wrote the winner of eight Olympic gold medals. “Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”

First Published: Feb 26, 2018 22:52 IST