VIDEO: Bolt trains with French minnows - and the highlights are not flattering

Usain Bolt
The Jamaican sprinter, in France to attend an IAAF gala in Monaco, appears to need to sharpen up his skills somewhat before he trains with Borussia Dortmund next year


Usain Bolt has already begun preparations for his move into football - but on this evidence, he has a fair bit of work to do to earn a contract at Borussia Dortmund.

The Jamaican sprinter has insisted he has what it takes to make it as a professional footballer and will train with Dortmund following his retirement from athletics after next summer's World Championships in London.

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But highlights posted of Bolt training with a lower-league club in France on Friday suggest that while he may boast Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's pace, he does not quite have his finishing down.

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Bolt is in France for the IAAF's World Athletics Gala and killed some time by heading to the stadium of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, who play in the sixth tier of French football and lost 10-2 to neighbours Monaco in the Coupe de France last season.

It would not be the end of the world if heading was not the 30-year-old's strength, as this clip appears to demonstrate.

Unfortunately, Bolt did not fare much better when played in on goal on his favoured left foot.

Perhaps Bolt will find it easier with Aubameyang, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa by his side, but on this evidence it looks as if Thomas Tuchel will have some work to do.