Usain Bolt begins plans for football career after athletics retirement
By Jefferson Lake
Last Updated: 02/12/16 6:20pm
Usain Bolt has already started planning for a career in football when he retires from athletics.
The Jamaican legend will retire after next summer's World Championships and already has plans in place to train with Borussia Dortmund.
Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt admits Manchester United is his dream destination and says plans to become a professional footballer are already under way.
"It's definitely something that I want to do and we're putting things in place to make it happen," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
"There has been a lot of talk and a lot of work and we'll see what happens with that.
"The boss of Puma knows Dortmund and he made the call. They said they didn't mind and they'd be excited to have me train with them.
"I'm going to do that after the season and see what happens. It'd be something big for me - if I could get in the Manchester United jersey that'd be massive for me."
Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has challenged Bolt to a race over 30m but the Jamaican does not believe the challenge would be a difficult one to overcome.
"I've been called out by many footballers and I think in their minds it's a game but for me it's real," he said.
"One of these days I'm going to show up and do it. No footballer could beat me over 30m. 10m maybe because they practise it every day, but no more than that."