Date: 15th August 2017 at 6:57pm
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Burton Albion have confirmed that they would be ‘very interested’ in speaking to Olympic and World Championship star Usain Bolt.

With numerous 100, 200 and relay medals to his name across Athletic competitions over the past nine years, Bolt’s achievements speak for themselves and he’s made no secret in the past of his love of football, once joking that he’d be happy to have a trial at Manchester United I believe.

Whilst it’s not being reported that United are interested in doing a deal for him now he’s hung up his running spikes, Burton Albion certainly aren’t ruling out a potential approach for his services.

Chairman Ben Robinson has been quoted by The Sun as saying that it would be totally down to manager Nigel Clough as to whether or not a deal would be offered, and whilst many will no doubt think this is a clever PR stunt, it’s just so left field there could actually be something in it.

Nothing will happen overnight as Bolt is recovering now from a hamstring injury, but it’s reported that United have signed him up for a charity game against Barcelona on September 2, and he has been invited to train with German side Borussia Dortmund but a move there isn’t considered viable.

‘I`m sure we would offer a trial and that the manager would. He`s quick, if nothing else! 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. He`s done a tremendous amount for his sport. 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.’

They also quote a source close to Bolt who claims he’s deadly serious about making the move into football now.

‘This has been his dream for many years. He`s desperate to do it as long as he can get over the injury.’

They say football’s a funny old game.

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