The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt is a huge Manchester United fan, and - on Instagram - has flirted with the idea that he could join up with the Jamaican national team in the future.
The sprinting icon has travelled the world as a professional athlete, but on the inside he’s like a kid at Christmas time when he gets the opportunity to train with world class footballers.
Bolt has visited both Premier League side Manchester United and Real Madrid’s training grounds in recent times, and even coached Cristiano Ronaldo on his pace.
The 27-year-old was originally going to play a part in former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial match against Sevilla at the beginning of the season, but unfortunately for the Jamaican, the match conflicted with the World Championships in Moscow.
Bolt’s dream of at least getting his boots dirty with a top-end professional team has, however, now been given a significant boost.
The Metro reports that Jamaican head coach Winfired Schaefer has admitted his hope that Bolt will train with the national team after the 2016 Olympics. He is quoted saying:
'I hope he wants to play for his country because we can make him a very good player. After the 2016 Olympics in Brazil I want to see him here in our training, that is what I want to tell him'.