Bolt had earlier stated in an interview with The Guardian UK that he has, “genuinely been talking to some people,” regarding a switch from athletics to football, and later appeared on the Dortmund training ground.
The CEO of the German giants has now made it clear the 30-year-old sprinter will join the club’s training although he seems to have little chance of securing a permanent deal.
Watzke told Kicker,”It is not a joke that Bolt will train with us at some point.
“This decision was made a while ago. Puma chief Bjorn Gulden, who is also part of our board of directors, told me some time ago that Usain had asked him if he could train with us sometime.
“I immediately said that was not a problem and the coach [Thomas Tuchel] is okay with it as well.
“It will obviously not happen when we have two games in one week, but probably when things are a bit more quiet. The team will like it as well.
Watzke however, dismissed any suggestion that Bolt could soon be walking out on Signal Iduna Park as part of Tuchel’s squad.
He added, “We do not have to talk about us offering him a contract.
“But we feel flattered that he wants to train with us. It is an honour.”