Usain Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund with hopes intact to play for Manchester United

Dortmund CEO has confirmed that Bolt will train with the German Bundesliga side.

Usain Bolt
Bolt has been a passionate supporter of Manchester United Reuters

Usain Bolt will soon be seen rubbing shoulders with Marcos Reus and Mario Goetze at the German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the nine-time Olympic gold medallist will head to Westfalenstadion soon to train with the team. He added that Bolt's visit will not be in the busy Uefa Champions League week but might be during the pre-season.

Bolt is known to be an ardent football fan and is also a big supporter of Premier League club Manchester United. The Jamaican sprinter has in the past also shown interest to represent the Old Trafford club.

Bolt will love the recent nod for his training at Dortmund as he has always believed that he will be good enough for top-flight football after retiring from the track.

Watzke revealed that sports brand Puma's CEO, who sponsor both Bolt and the German club, had told them of the sprinter's interest to train with the club and that it is an honour to have the decorated Olympian in Dortmund.

The 57-year-old CEO though was not interested to talk about whether Bolt had any chance having a future at the club.

"We decided this some time ago. Puma CEO Bjorn Gulden, who is member of our board, has told us that Usain is highly interested in practising with us," Watzke said, as quoted by The Guardian.

"We are delighted and take this as an honour. Our coach Thomas Tuchel likes the idea as well.

"Of course he will not visit us in an important week with Champions League matches but maybe in the pre-season."

Bolt also has not given up on his dream of playing for United as well. While reportedly welcoming Jose Mourinho's appointment as the United boss, the 30-year-old had maintained that he would not join the club during the stint of Louis Van Gaal, who was sacked earlier this year.

"For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic," Bolt was quoted as saying by The Guardian on Saturday.