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Mats Hummels reacts to Usain Bolt training with Borussia Dortmund

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So, Usain Bolt is training with Borussia Dortmund and the footballing world can’t really believe it.

Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the nine-time Olympic champions will train with the Bundesliga giants in a move that has baffled many people.

While we’re not quite sure just how good the Jamaican’s footballing skills are, his incredible pace will definitely put fear in many defenders.

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And it seems that Bayern Munich are already a little bit scared. The Bavarians face Dortmund this weekend and cheekily asked their upcoming opponents on Twitter if he would be available to play this weekend.

A Twitter user then replied: “If so, @matshummels better watch out.”

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And the Bayern defender saw the funny side and sarcastically replied “Because @Aubameyang7 is so much slower.”

Of course, Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considered one of the fastest players in world football and Hummels will have a tough job to keep him quiet during Saturday’s match at the Signal Iduna Park.

But imagine facing a strike force of Bolt and Aubameyang. The pace would be quite ridiculous.

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When the reports of Bolt training with Dortmund emerged a few days ago, it was difficult to believe. Despite both Dortmund and Bolt being sponsored by German-based sports goods company Puma, Watzke has insisted that this is ‘not a marketing move’.

Dortmund's statement

"We decided this some time ago,' Watzke told Kicker.

"Puma CEO Bjorn Gulden who is member of our board has told us that Usain is highly interested in practising with us.

"For us that's no problem. Our coach Thomas Tuchel likes the idea as well.

"Of course he won't visit us in an important week with Champions League matches, but maybe in the pre-season. We are delighted and take this as an honour."

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Bolt's dream

Last week, Bolt opened up about his aim of becoming a professional footballer and admitted that it’s Manchester United, rather than Dortmund who he wants to play for.

In an interview with the Guardian on Saturday, Bolt said: "We've genuinely been talking to people [about a professional career].

"For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic.'"

If he does sensationally sign for Dortmund, though, defenders like Hummels will be understandably concerned at pacing the fastest man in the world.

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Bundesliga
Football
Premier League
Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich
Olympics
Thomas Muller
Mats Hummels
Borussia Dortmund

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