Basketball
Usain Bolt backed by fellow Jamaican Leon Bailey

The eight-time Olympic sprint champion, spent two days training with German club Borussia Dortmund last month, raising hopes he will sign for a club.

Apr.10 - SportLand: Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey believes his Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt has everything it takes to become a professional footballer.

Bolt, 31, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion, spent two days training with German club Borussia Dortmund last month, raising hopes he will sign for a club.

Though Dortmund coach Peter Stoger suggested Bolt may have some way to go before he realises his footballing dreams, Bailey has backed him.

'He enjoyed the training, but, of course, he was unfit. It was more about having someone there to help him.

'He wants to do whatever it takes to become a pro - he really wants to make it happen.

'You never know what the future brings. He's a champion and became one as his coaches taught him well. If that happens again, I don't see why not.'

'I spoke to him and he said that it was good,' Bailey told the Bundesliga website of Bolt's time training with Dortmund.

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