Do not adjust your screens – you have indeed read and absorbed that headline correctly.
Drink it in, because Usain Bolt’s dream of moving into the world of football after athletics could be about to become a reality.
That’s because the legendary sprinter – who hung up his running spikes after the culmination to the World Championships last weekend – has been offered a trial by Championship side Burton Albion.
Not quite the Borussia Dortmund or beloved Manchester United he was hoping for, but it’s a start.
But Bolt’s ambitious goals look like they could materialise after Brewers chairman Ben Robinson told Sun Sport he would be open to welcoming the Olympic great to the Pirelli Stadium.
“I’m sure we would (offer a trial) and that the manager would. He’s quick, if nothing else!”, Robinson said.
“He’s done great for his sport athletics and if you look at Adam Gemili who was in the 4x100m relay he played football when he was younger.
“We would be very interested, obviously.
“I’m sure the manager would give him a trial. If he can apply the same amount of enthusiasm and dedication to soccer then who knows what might lie ahead?
“The standard is very high [in the Championship] and obviously he would need a level of talent to get his place in the team.”
Word of warning to Burton fans out there – anyone who has seen Bolt actually play football (see the video below) will know he should really stick to sprinting.
But who’s to say after some work on his first touch and a bit of elbow grease that the Jamaican legend turn into the 30-goal season striker that propels Burton to the Premier League?
Stranger things have happened, but he’ll probably have to kick the chicken nugget addiction first.
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