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Usain Bolt reveals signed football team

Athletics legend Usain Bolt announced he has ‘signed for a football team’ and will disclose who he has joined on February 27.

The eight-time gold medal Olympian is a well known fan of Manchester United and has previously had a trial with German side Borussia Dortmund in a bid to kickstart his football career.

At the age of 31, the sprinter is eyeing a fresh challenge having retired from the athletics track following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

After the video was posted on Sunday, fans have been quick to speculate as to who will be the team Bolt has chosen to represent with United, Dortmund, Arsenal, Real Madrid and even Accrington Stanley suggested.

His personal affiliation with United would no doubt be his first choice but with the Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League at full throttle, the necessary quick transition may even pass the legendary sprinter by.

Dortmund have already looked under the bonnet and did not appear to take it further while a sponsorship link with Puma and Arsenal has been suggested by others.

The Jamaican’s agent revealed in September that a dozen clubs had expressed an interest in Bolt and the larger than life personality has never played down his ability on the pitch.

Speaking to Laureus last year, Bolt believed he could reach the levels set by former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

‘I’m not going to say I’m going to be the best footballer in the world,’ he said.

‘But I will be at a good level I would say, maybe at Wayne Rooney level, you know what I mean?’