Usain Bolt is one of the biggest names in sport having dominated on the athletics track in recent years and the eight-time Olympic champion hung up his boots last summer after competing at the World Athletics Championships in London.
But he isn’t set to disappear from the spotlight just yet with the Jamaican set to lace up his football boots.
Yesterday, the 31-year-old revealed he had signed a contract with a football team.
“I’ve signed for a football team,” wrote the winner of eight Olympic gold medals.
“Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”
Who is Usain Bolt signing for?
That’s what everyone wants to know!
Bolt previously revealed to Express Sport he was going to hold trials with Borussia Dortmund in March once he had recovered from a hamstring injury.
The 100m world-record holder, who retired from sprinting last year, is due to have a trial with the Bundesliga giants which has been organised by sportswear giants Puma, who sponsor the player and the club.
“In March we’re going to do a trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it,” he said.
“It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field. I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place.
Who does Usain Bolt support?
Usain Bolt is an avid Manchester United fan.
The athletics legend has bigger dreams than the Bundesliga and has made no secret of his desire to play for Manchester United.
Bolt previously said: “One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard.
“I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”
While it is unclear if the club Bolt has signed for will see him play a part in first team matches, it will bring huge publicity to the side who has snapped him up.
It’s difficult to predict which side has struck a deal with him but any club that is sponsored by Puma could be in the running.
Puma have sponsorship deals with a host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Burnley, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Leicester.
Who are Mamelodi Sundowns?
They are one of the favourites to sign Usain Bolt.
Mamelodi Sundowns, last year’s runners-up in the ABSA Premiership, in South Africa, have hinted they are the club who have signed
The club posted on Twitter this afternoon a picture of Bolt with the caption: “Football will never be the same. Find out tomorrow 8am GMT! #Sundowns.”
They also previously retweeted Bolt’s teaser video in which he confirmed he would make an announcement at the same time – 8am GMT on Tuesday.
Mamelodi Sundowns also have Puma as their kit sponsor.