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Usain Bolt set to train with European giants amid dream of becoming footballer

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For many years now, Usain Bolt has been the poster boy for the sport of athletics and at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics he completed the historic "triple treble" as he won the mens 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles for the third successive Games.

The Jamaican sprinter has long said that his final race will be at the World Championships in London next summer, after which, he will retire.

It's very well-known that the 30-year-old is a huge Manchester United supporter and he has expressed his ambition to become a professional footballer upon retirement from athletics on multiple occasions.

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In an exclusive interview with The Guardian on Saturday, Bolt reitirated this desire yet again and he even revealed that he is set to train with one of the best teams in European football for a few days - which makes this desire of his to play football seem even more genuine.

It's easy to imagine that the Olympic champion, who thinks of himself as a "promising winger", could be a real danger to defences given his electric speed, and he told The Guardian, "We've genuinely been talking to people."

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Bolt to train with Borussia Dortmund

According to Bolt, he has contacted Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, he will train with the Bundesliga giants in Germany for a couple of days "and see what happens".

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A race between the Jamaican and Dortmund's rapid striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be absolutely fascinating but, as a big United fan, his ultimate dream is to one day feature for the Red Devils.

Bolt admitted that he is intent on meeting manager Jose Mourinho, who took over from Louis van Gaal in the summer, saying: "For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic."

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Bolt on Mourinho

At the time of the announcement of Mourinho's appointment at Old Trafford back in May, a delighted Bolt claimed: "For me, I'm happy, I'm definitely happy (with the appointment). I think it was a good choice. Mourinho's a winner. I really think so.

"He works hard to win titles and that's what Manchester United needs right now. He's building a squad and I'm looking forward to seeing much bigger players and I'm really excited by that."

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Could we see Bolt lighting up the Premier League with runs down the wing in the future? Only time will tell, but he certainly appears to be serious about a career in football after he's finished breaking records in the world of athletics.

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Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
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