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.

Frenkie de Jong joined Barcelona in July 2019 from Ajax. (Image: twitter/deadlinedaylive)
FC Barcelona

Chelsea Start Talks With Barcelona to Sign Frenkie De Jong

Chelsea has entered negotiations with FC Barcelona for the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The 25-year-old is also a target for Manchester United. Chelsea is “optimistic” about agreeing a deal, with the player also preferring a move to Stamford Bridge instead of Manchester. United has previously agreed a fee […]

Cristiano Ronaldo is actively looking for another club this summer. (Image: skysports.com)
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ten Hag Says Ronaldo’s Decision to Leave Rayo Match Early is ‘Unacceptable’

On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo played his first 45 minutes in Man. United’s pre-season friendlies. He started against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford, only to be subbed off at half-time. The Portuguese left the stadium early, while the match was still in progress. A club spokesperson played down critics, saying Ronaldo […]

Memphis Depay was Barcelona's top marksman last season. (Image: ibarcahq)
Memphis Depay

Depay Wants to Leave Barcelona on Free Transfer

Memphis Depay’s lawyers are talking to Barcelona about a potential cancellation of the contract between their client and the club. Depay could leave the Catalan giants after just a year. The Dutchman arrived as a free agent in the summer of 2021 and penned a two-season deal with Barcelona. Despite […]

Josko Gvardiol impressed throughout the Bundesliga season in Leipzig's shirt. (Image: hesgoal.io)

Man. City’s $80 Million Bid for Gvardiol Rejected by RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig was not impressed with Manchester City’s offer for Josko Gvardiol. The English Premier League champions saw their $80 million offer for the Croatian defender rejected by Leipzig, according to Bild. The German club discouraged City from returning with an improved offer, saying Gvardiol is not available for transfer […]

England won the Euro 2022 final against Germany on Sunday, lifting their first continental trophy. (Image: twitter/attackingthird)
England vs USWNT

USWNT to Play European Champions England at Wembley in October

The United States Women’s National Team will meet recently-crowned European Champions England at Wembley on 7 October, US Soccer announced. The game will be live on FS1. The match is subject to England reaching the World Cup during the final qualifiers in the September international window. The Lionesses are virtually […]

Marc Cucurella is ready to leave Brighton ajust a year after joining the club from Spanish side Getafe. (Image: transfermarkt.com)
Marc Cucurella

Chelsea in Advanced Talks to Sign Brighton’s Cucurella

Marc Cucurella was not given the green light by Brighton to join Manchester City, despite the player agreeing on personal terms with the Premier League champions. City found Brighton’s valuation of Cucurella exaggerated and dropped out from the negotiations. Chelsea moved fast and is set to reach a deal for […]

Tens of thousands gathered at Trafalgar Square in London to honor England's Lionesses after her triumph at Euro 2022. (Image: twitter/attackingthird)

Lionesses See Thousands Celebrate Historic Euro Triumph at Trafalgar Square

England’s women’s team beat Germany 2-1 after extra time at Wembley to win its first European trophy. Tens of thousands of fans joined the Lionesses at London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday to celebrate. England’s triumph at the Euros is, in fact, the first continental silverware the country has won in […]

Cristiano Ronaldo played his first 45 minutes during United's pre-season in the 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford. (Image: twitter/alarab_qatar)
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo Makes Man. United Comeback, as He Plays 45 Minutes vs Rayo Vallecano

Cristiano Ronaldo came back from his self-imposed training break at Manchester United playing 45 minutes in the last pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford. Ronaldo started the match, but was subbed off at half-time, without impressing during the minutes he spent on the pitch. Ronaldo tried to link […]