Championship Side Burton Albion Interested In Signing Usain Bolt

Championship Side Burton Albion Interested In Signing Usain Bolt
Aug 16, 2017

Championship News

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson would welcome the idea of signing athletics legend Usain Bolt. In an interview with The Sun, Brewers chairman Robinson said he is sure that head coach Nigel Clough would be interested in taking Bolt on for a trial with the club if the opportunity arose.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist – who brought his athletics career to an end last week in the World Championships in London – is set to train with Borussia Dortmund, according to The Sun.

The Athletics legend is a well-known Manchester United fan and has spoken about his desire to swap the track for the football field. Bolt even teased a career in football upon hanging up his running spikes.

Speaking ahead of Burton’s tie against Middlesbrough, Robinson said: “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.”

Usain Bolt is set to line up alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in a charity match at Old Trafford on September 2. The match will see Manchester United greats Bryan Robson, Andy Cole, Edwin van der Sar, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke and Phil Neville take on Barcelona greats which includes Gaizka Mendieta, Éric Abidal and Gheorghe Popescu.

All proceeds for the match will contribute towards the Manchester United Foundation.

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