“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.

Any suggestions that Bolt could soon be walking out on Signal Iduna Park as part of Tuchel’s squad were dismissed by Watzke, however, as they plan to limit the Jamaican legend’s link-up to the training field.

“We do not have to talk about us offering him a contract,” he added. “But we feel flattered that he wants to train with us. It is an honour.”