FANS have joked Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland will stay at Borussia Dortmund after they hired the ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ to train them.
Alica Schmidt is a 22-year-old Olympic hopeful specialising in middle distance running who also pursued a career in modelling.
Alica Schmidt is training with Borussia Dortmund
Alica Schmidt is a 22-year-old Olympic hopeful
Matts Hummels training with Alica Schmidt
The runner helped the national quartet to the U23 European Championships bronze
And she has been working with Bundesliga giants Dortmund for over a year now as part of her sponsorship deal with Puma.
Schmidt was again recently filmed at the club’s training complex where she gave the stars a workout of her own.
And some predicted on Instagram that Dortmund were doing all they can to keep hold of star pair Sancho, 20, and Haaland, also 20.
One said: “Sancho is not going to leave I bet.”
Another said: “That’s why players stay in Dortmund.”
One added: “This is the greatest strategy of any club to keep their best players.”
Another added: “I bet this is why Haaland didn’t wanna leave.”
Schmidt was once named the ‘Sexiest Athlete in the World’ by Australian magazine ‘Busted Coverage’.
But she is hoping to steal headlines on the track by qualifying for the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Schmidt impressed at junior level and first came to prominence by helping Germany take silver in 4×400 relay at the 2017 European Athletics Under-20 Championships.
The runner then carried on her success in 2019 by helping the national quartet to the U23 European Championships bronze in the 4×400 relay.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, major athletic tournaments were all postponed – but Schmidt continued to train.
Despite a halt in athletics, Dortmund were fortunate enough to resume football in May 2020.
Alica Schmidt was once named the ‘Sexiest Athlete in the World’ by Australian magazine ‘Busted Coverage’
The German impressed at junior level and first came to prominence at the 2017 European Athletics Under-20 Championships
Alica Schmidt has been working with Dortmund for over a year now due to her sponsorship with Puma
The Athlete has also pursued a career in modelling
They finished the season in second behind Bayern Munich, but currently trail in fifth, off the pace needed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Sancho was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, but his £109million price tag caused a stumbling block.
This year, however, the Covid-19 crisis has left Dortmund facing huge financial losses, causing the winger’s price tag to be dropped.
For similar reasons, striker Haaland also has an uncertain future, with Chelsea, City and United all linked.
But the Norwegian will come at a cost, believing to be valued at £150m.
Borussia Dortmund stars Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland
By: Jack Figg
Title: Fans joke Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland won’t leave Dortmund after they hire ‘world’s sexiest athlete’ to train them
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/14241515/jadon-sancho-erling-haaland-dortmund-sexiest-athlete/
Published Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:52:08 +0000