Some athletes retire and suddenly we stop hearing about them. But the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, who plans to end his career next week, is most likely going to have a different story as he might be venturing into soccer.
Daily Star reveals that Bolt has been offered trials by 12 soccer clubs. It has been reported Bolt accepted an invitation to train with Borussia Dortmund after bidding farewell to track and field.
Bolt is passionate about soccer – in fact, he’s a die-hard fan of Manchester United – so, it’s not surprising that he has chosen it as his next career. According to athletics agent Ricky Simms:
"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.
Can a sprinter who is 30-years-old play in the Bundesliga or the Premier League? Realistically that is a step too far. I think if he had six months or nine months playing and training with a team then he could play at some level whether that is League One or League Two."
To be honest, this isn’t the time to start debating how his performance is going to be when he finally gets to play. And we don’t really care if he plays in the Bundesliga or the Premier League. Just sign the man. He’s fast!