Track & field icon Usain Bolt has written in his Instagram account that he's inked a contract with a football club and that the name of the team will be unveiled on February 27.
The 31-year-old Jamaican, who won eight Olympic gold medals in sprint events, announced the end of his career last year, after the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
Since then, he has repeatedly underscored his interest in trying out for a football team, citing Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United, among other clubs.
Twitter's reaction was immediate, with many piling praise on Bolt's move and launching guesswork as to which football club the retired sprinter will choose.
I won't be surprised if the football club that Usain Bolt has signed for will be piano fc— Yàzz |-/ (@iamyazzofficial) 25 февраля 2018 г.
@usainbolt is signed to a football club 👏🏿. We await the announcement.— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCEE) 25 февраля 2018 г.
The deal was, if Glenn Tamplin sacks himself, Usain Bolt signs for Billericay town football club on Tuesday #Bolt— Mr Halili (@mrbhalili) 25 февраля 2018 г.
World 100m record holder, Usain Bolt, says he'll reveal the football club he has signed for tomorrow by 9am Nigerian time.— chuma nnoli (@ChumaNnoli) 26 февраля 2018 г.
Usain Bolt has announced he has signed for a football club. The team will be revealed tomorrow. Any guesses? pic.twitter.com/5kYBLZWv4Y— FanLeague (@fanleague) 26 февраля 2018 г.
Usain Bolt is signing in to a football club to stay relevant because life is progressive and retirement is deadly.— Mr. Sidney (@sekegha) 26 февраля 2018 г.
Who are you not to upgrade?
Usain bolt sign a deal with a football club? Wow— zrel👓 (@hazrelsyahmi) 26 февраля 2018 г.
Also an 11-time world champion, Bolt remains the world record holder in the 100 meter and 200 meter events, which he covered inr 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds, respectively.
He was nicknamed "Lightning Bolt" for his achievements, and his awards include Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the IAAF World Athlete of the Year and four-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.