​Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze believes Usain Bolt has what it takes to become a professional footballer. 

The Germany international thinks the eight-time Olympic champion has all it takes to become a footballing star after witnessing his development during Bolt's stint at Dortmund. 

"I think [Bolt] can make it. I don’t really know the level of the Australian league and I don’t know the teams there," Gotze told Omnisport, as quoted by Goal.

"He is a sportsman and he has a lot of abilities that are important to be successful in football, too."

About Bolt's time at Dortmund, the 2014 World Cup winner revealed how surprised he was seeing the 32-year-old's technique and finesse.

"It was very interesting to have Usain Bolt here. Just to meet him in person and to see an athlete from a different kind of sport come here to try to play soccer," Gotze added.

"But he did quite well. I have to admit that I expected him to be worse. It’s was pretty nice that he was here. Especially because of what he reached in his sport. That’s phenomenal."

The sprint legend is currently on trial with Australia's Central Coast Mariners and is gunning to win a permanent contract with the A-League club over the next season.