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Borussia Dortmund hand trial to huge star ahead of shock signing

Olympic king still welcome to train with Bundesliga giants according to their CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke as the ex-runner admits 'it's a personal goal' to become a footy player

BORUSSIA DORTMUND have once again opened the door to Usain Bolt training with the club.

The legendary sprint star retired from athletics in August after a career that saw him with both 100m and 200m Olympic gold on three separate occasions.

Usain Bolt is still welcome to train with Borussia Dortmund

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Usain Bolt is still welcome to train with Borussia Dortmund

The Jamaican has since expressed his desire to become a footballer, leading to an offer from the Bundesliga leaders in November to join the club for some training.


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And now CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has spoken again to invite him to Germany.

Speaking to Reviersport he said: “Our word is our bond.

“I will meet [Puma CEO] Bjorn Gulden this week. And that’s on our list.”

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists their offer still stands

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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists their offer still stands

Bolt has shared photos of him online training in Dortmund's colours

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Bolt has shared photos of him online training in Dortmund’s colours

Both Dortmund and Bolt are sponsored by Puma.


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The 31-year-old was in Texas last weekend to watch Lewis Hamilton claim victory in the F1 US Grand Prix.

And he told reporters he still keen on swapping his spikes for studs.

Bolt said: “They [Dortmund] said the invitation is always open, so it is all about me getting over my injury and into shape.

“Then I can explore it and do the trials and see what level I am at.”

The Manchester United fan added: “It’s a personal goal, I don’t care what people really think about it.

“I am not going to lie to myself – if I feel I can’t do it, I am going to say, ‘Forget this.’ I am not going to embarrass myself.”

Usain Bolt was in Texas last weekend to watch Lewis Hamilton claim victory in the US Grand Prix

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Usain Bolt was in Texas last weekend to watch Lewis Hamilton claim victory in the US Grand Prix

Hans-Joachim Watzke first offered Bolt the chance back in November 2016

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Hans-Joachim Watzke first offered Bolt the chance back in November 2016

Dortmunds stars could soon be joined by the Olympic sprint king

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Dortmund’s stars could soon be joined by the Olympic sprint king

Bolt is currently still sidelined with a hamstring injury.

The Reviersport report claims that Dortmund would prefer him to join training during the March international break next year.