Emanuel Rosu

Emanuel Rosu

Global football specialist  |  BUCHAREST

Emanuel Rosu follows world soccer for OG News. He's freelanced for the BBC, The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Goal, and the New York Times. He's part of the "Ballon d'Or" jury, representing Romania in the vote that rewards the best soccer player in the world each year. He is based in Bucharest, Romania.

Mohamed Salah has been an essential player for Liverpool since he joined from AS Roma in 2017. (Image: twitter/lfc)

Salah Extends Liverpool Stay After Signing New Three-Year Contract

Mohamed Salah has extended his deal with Liverpool, ending months of speculation around his future. Through a statement published on the club’s website, Liverpool confirmed the 30-year-old penned a “long-term contract” to extend his stay at Anfield beyond 2023 when his deal was set to expire. According to media sources, […]

The 2022 World Cup will be the first one to be played during the winter months. (Image: time.com)
World Cup 2022

Semi-Automated Offside Technology Will be Used at Qatar World Cup

FIFA will allow the use of semi-automated offside technology during this year’s World Cup games in Qatar. The new system is able to calculate the exact position of the ball, as well as the players who act on the pitch. The technology uses 12 specialized tracking cameras mounted under the […]

Nagelsmann and Wurzenberger spent a romantic holiday on a yacht in Ibiza. (Image: Twitter/bestgug)
Bayern Munich

Bayern Journalist Fired After Confirmation of Romance with Club’s Head Coach

Germany’s biggest paper, Bild, sacked Bayern reporter Lena Wurzenberger after she got romantically involved with the team’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann. The manager recently split with his wife after 15 years together. The pair married in 2018 and are parents to two children. Bild reported on their divorce at the […]

Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for an all-time record transfer fee of $257 million. (Image: twitter/sportbible)
Neymar

Odds Are, Neymar Will Stay with PSG

Neymar is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain, unhappy with the comments made by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a press interview. “You have to be humble again. You have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions, and fouls that change a game,” Al-Khelaifi said while talking about Neymar to Le […]

Gareth Bale is a five-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid. (Image: twitter/noticiaaldia)
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale to Join LAFC in Shock MLS Transfer

The 32-year-old Welsh superstar is set to join LAFC after he agreed to the terms offered by the MLS club. Gareth Bale will officially become a free agent on 1 July, when his deal with Real Madrid ends. LAFC will sign him at cost zero, given that he’s out of […]

Sadio Mane signed a three-year deal with Bayern Munich. (Image: twitter/fcbayern)
Sadio Mane

Bayern Signs Mane From Liverpool in $34 Million Deal

Sadio Mane has joined Bayern Munich for an initial $34 million fee. The value of the transfer could go over $43 million, depending on add-ons being met. The 30-year-old penned a three-year contract with Bayern. He spent six years with Liverpool, winning the Champions League, the Club World Cup, and […]

John Textor is the new Lyon majority shareholder. (Image: twitter/ol)
Olympique Lyon

American Investor John Textor Takes Over at Olympique Lyon

US businessman John Textor is buying a significant stake in French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais. Textor, who is also a Crystal Palace and Botafogo shareholder, allowed current Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to keep a smaller part of his Lyon shares. Aulas will run the club on a daily basis, […]

Christophe Galtier is expected to become the new PSG head coach in the coming days. (Image: twitter/deadlinedaylive)
PSG

PSG to Appoint Galtier as Head Coach

Paris Saint-Germain will appoint Christophe Galtier as the team’s new manager in the coming days. The PSG hierarchy will pay current head coach Mauricio Pochettino and his staff members a total of $16 million to end their contracts one year early. The official announcement of Pochettino’s departure is expected on […]

Chelsea's top executives from the Abramovich era will leave the club. (Image: football.london)
Chelsea

Chelsea Top Executives to Leave Club After American Takeover

Director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck won’t be part of Chelsea’s hierarchy under the club’s new ownership. Granovskaia, who was in charge of player contracts and transfer negotiations under Roman Abramovich, will leave Chelsea by the end of the week, with Buck also pushed toward the exit. The Athletic […]

FC Heidenheim finished sixth last season in the German second tier. (Image: twitter/fch1846)
2. Bundesliga

German Second Tier Side Heidenheim Smashes Amateur Club 29-0 in Friendly

When they said “yes” to a friendly match against German 2 Bundesliga club Heidenheim, the coaches at amateur club Romerstein didn’t think their clash would be covered all around the world. And it probably wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the game’s unusual scoreline. Heidenheim won the match 29-0, ignoring […]

Kylian Mbappe won the World Cup with France in 2018. (Image: dailysabah.com)
Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe Wanted to Quit Playing for France Following Racist Abuse

Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar Kylian Mbappe disclosed he wanted to stop playing for the national team following Euro 2020. Mbappe missed a penalty in the Round of 16 shootout against Switzerland, with France being eliminated in Bucharest. French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet first spoke about Mbappe’s intentions […]

Raheem Sterling won four Premier League titles at Manchester City. (Image: twitter/sxrgioszn)
Raheem Sterling

Chelsea Optimistic About Signing Raheem Sterling

Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling is entering his final year in his deal with the Premier League champions. The 27-year-old is available for a cut-price given his contract status. Chelsea is working to seduce him, considering City has signed Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland, so the competition for […]