Olympic athletics legend Usain Bolt is back in footballing action for Norwegian side Strømsgodset, and has revealed his sensational squad number ahead of the side's friendly game against Norway's Under-19 side.

The Jamaican speedster is set to wear the number 9.58, which is a reference to the world record that he currently holds for the 100m race. The 31-year-old has previously trained with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, and is believed to be dead set on his ambition of playing for Premier League side Manchester United following his retirement from athletics.

Discussing his new footballing adventure, via the Sun, Bolt said: "Im here to get in shape. I'm glad that the club allowed me to come and work. [The squad] have been nice. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. It is high pace, and that's good. If I can get a few minutes [in the friendly], then it's fine. I'm trying to get ready for a charity battle in Manchester next week.

"So a few minutes in full swing, in a good match, would be good for me. I'll try to get better, work hard wherever I can, play as much as I can. Perhaps a club sees me and decides to give me the chance."


Meanwhile, the father of Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic has moved to quash rumours that his son will move to the Premier League this summer, but has claimed that he will soon hold talks over his future with the club. The 19-year-old is thought to be being eyed by a number of Europe's elite sides, given his reputation as a strong emerging young talent.