Usain Bolt says "a lot of clubs have reached out" as he reveals plans to start his football career 3 years ago

Usain Bolt says "a lot of clubs have reached out" as he reveals plans to start his football career

Imagine that pace.

A few months ago, Burton Albion expressed a genuine interest in taking the Jamaican sprint legend on trial. Nigel Clough even remarked: "Would that be a loan or permanent? I'm not quite sure. He would certainly add some pace. As long as he doesn't want much money I'm sure we will be OK.

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Well, it appears that the eight-time Olympic gold medalist is serious about starting his football career.

Bolt, an avid Manchester United fan, has never his love of the sport and it's clear that he's willing to take a stab at becoming a professional footballer.

In an interview with FIFA, the Jamaican has revealed that clubs have already been in contact with him and that he's aiming to start training in 2018.

"Yes, I would love to play football now I’ve retired from track and field. I’ve been talking about it in interviews and a lot of clubs have reached out. Unfortunately, I got a bad hamstring injury in August and haven’t been able to do any training since then. Hopefully, I will be able to play some games in 2018," he said.

Granted, we're not expecting the athletics icon to become a world-beater in the beautiful game, but he does have an opinion on who the world's best football is.
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When asked for his Ballon d'Or pick, here's what he had to say: "I would go for Ronaldo. All three are amazing players but in the last year Cristiano won La Liga, the Champions League again and finished top scorer for the fifth season. His ability to stay at the top year after year is very impressive."