Sprint legend Usain Bolt, 31, has revealed he will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.
However, the Jamaican has his heart set on playing for Manchester United.
“The injury is now fine and I’m back fully fit,” he said. “In March we’re going to do trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.
“It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous, but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field. I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place.
“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”
He has discussed how to make a cross-sport switch happen with his good friend Paul Pogba and vowed to make it at one of the world’s biggest clubs.
“I do think I have a chance. I watch a lot of football, I understand it, I play it. With training, I could be good,” Bolt said with all the confidence and swagger seen throughout his career as a sprinter.
“Me and Pogba talk a lot. I watch and ask him a lot of questions. I want to play but it has to be in the top league. I’m not content to be average.”
However, the sprinter admitted, “It’s going to be hard”.