World’s greatest athlete Usain Bolt, who has always shown his interest in the world of football before now, in a new tweet disclosed that he has signed for a football club.
Though Usain Bolt didn’t reveal the name of the club, he however told his fans and sports enthusiasts that he will be revealing the football team he signed with on Tuesday.
The tweet read;
I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT
I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT 👀 pic.twitter.com/iFTlWxfy7x
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) February 25, 2018
Goal.com reported that 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.
Usain Bolt has previously talked up his footballing talents, claiming that he could become as good as Wayne Rooney if he put some work in. According to his agent, he has had 12 different teams chase him for a trial.
Sports stars have a mixed history when it comes to transferring their athletic skills between disciplines. In years gone by, it wasn’t uncommon for cricketers to play football in the off season, with Ian Botham possibly the most famous example. The England cricketer made 11 Football League appearances for Scunthorpe United.
Others have fared less well. Basketball legend Michael Jordan attempted to swap the hoop for the diamond when he tried to to become a baseball player, but found the transition difficult, with only limited success in the Minor Leagues.