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.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Carrington for the first time since the end of the previous campaign. (Image: twitter/besoccer_es)
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo Heads to Manchester for Decisive Talks About Future at United

Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United’s training ground in Carrington with his agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday for critical talks about his future with the club. Ronaldo missed United’s summer tour of Thailand and Australia, and didn’t train in Manchester ahead of the team’s departure. Ronaldo has been trying to find […]

Jules Kounde impressed in Sevilla's shirt during the past three years. (Image: twitter/fabrizioromani)
Jules Kounde

Kounde Distances Himself from Chelsea, Signs with Barca

After days of high tension, Barcelona found an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Jules Kounde. According to Sport.es, Barca will pay $50 million for the French defender, with $10 more million to be added in variables. At one point earlier this week, Kounde was close to joining Chelsea. […]

Millions of Barcelona fans dream to see the Argentine back at the Camp Nou in 2023, when his deal with PSG runs out. (Image: twitter/barcaworldwide)
Lionel Messi

Barcelona Fans Dreaming of Messi Reunion After Laporta Indirect Invitation

FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Messi’s chapter at Camp Nou is “not over”, as he believes it’s “his responsibility” to offer the Argentine magician a “more beautiful ending” to his life at the club. Messi left Barcelona last August after the club found it impossible to renew his contract […]

Gareth Bale made his LAFC debut against Nashville SC on 18 July, coming on as a sub in the 72nd mine of the game. LAFC won the match 2-1. (Image: twitter/garethbale11)
Gareth Bale

Bale Opens his MLS Account with Beautiful Goal in LAFC Victory

Gareth Bale got his name on the scoresheet in LAFC’s 2-0 away win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Bale was subbed in after 65 minutes and scored his goal 18 minutes later with a nice shot from the edge of the box. LAFC’s goals both came in the second […]

In order to honor the war victims and show solidarity with those fighting at home, Dynamo's players come out for all their friendlies in the 'Tournament for Peace' with the Ukrainian flag on their backs. (Image: twitter/dynamokyiv)
Dynamo Kyiv

Everton Offering Free Tickets to Ukrainian Refugees for Dynamo Kyiv Friendly

Dynamo Kyiv is touring Europe to promote Ukraine’s cause after the Russian invasion which ruined millions of lives. Dynamo played matches all around the continent over the past months and will head to England next week to meet Everton at Goodison Park. The Ukrainian giants played in France, Germany, Belgium, […]

Gianluca Scamacca is expected to finalize his transfer to West Ham United shortly. (Image: twitter/fabrizioromano)
Gianluca Scamacca

West Ham Agree Transfer Fee for Scamacca and Working on Another Top Transfer

West Ham United beat Paris Saint-Germain interest and should finalize the acquisition of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo in the coming hours. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic is also close to joining the East London club. West Ham will pay Sassuolo $36 million, with another six coming in add-ons if […]

Dani Alves still feels at the top of his strength and hopes to be part of Brazil's squad for the World Cup in Qatar. (Image: twitter/pumasmx)
Dani Alves

Brazil Legend Dani Alves Joins Mexican Side Pumas UNAM

Liga MX club Pumas UNAM confirmed on Saturday that Dani Alves has signed a contract with the Mexican team. The 39-year-old has been a free agent since the start of the month when his contract with FC Barcelona expired. The right-back is the biggest name to now play in the […]

FC Barcelona revamped their squad this summer, hoping to get the glory days back to Camp Nou. (Image: twitter/fcbarcelona)
FC Barcelona

Barcelona Closing in on Two Important Transfers: Azpilicueta and Inigo Martinez

FC Barcelona continues to strengthen its roster ahead of its new campaign. After signing Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, and Andreas Christensen, the Catalans are ready to pen deals with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Athletic Bilbao’s Inigo Martinez. Total agreement for Azpilicueta Barcelona is in the final stages of talks […]

Marc Cucurella played 38 games for Brighton last season. (Image: Twitter/futbalplnetprem)
Marc Cucurella

Brighton Rejects $36 Million Bid for Marc Cucurella, Sets Price at $60 Million

Manchester City wants to replace Oleklsandr Zinchenko with Brighton’s Marc Cucurella. City’s latest bid of $35 million for the Spanish left back was turned down, but the Premier League champions are expected to return with an improved offer. Brighton values Cucurella at $60 million. City got $36 million from Arsenal […]

Sadio Mane won the CAF Player of the Year Award for the second year in a row. (Image: twitter/caf_online)
Sadio Mane

Mane Named African Footballer of the Year for Second Consecutive Time

Sadio Mane was crowned African Footballer of the Year at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) awards in Rabat, Morocco. Mane scored the decisive penalty in the Africa Cup of Nations shootout against Egypt as Senegal won the trophy for the first time in the country’s history. Mane recently switched […]

Uwe Seeler died aged 85. (Image: twitter/herthabsc_en)
Uwe Seeler

Legendary German Striker Uwe Seeler Dead at 85

Uwe Seeler, one of Germany’s greatest all-time players, has died. He was 85. Seeler scored 43 goals in 72 games for West Germany and played in four World Cups. He spent his entire career at Hamburg, scoring 490 goals in 580 games for the club. He’s Hamburg’s all-time top goalscorer, […]

Robert Lewandowski's welcome event took place in Miami. (Image: fcbarcelona)
Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski to Make Barcelona Debut in Las Vegas Clasico Against Real Madrid

Barcelona and Real Madrid are already in Las Vegas, where they’ll clash on Saturday. Barca’s supporters hope to watch new acquisition Robert Lewandowski play in the Blaugrana shirt for the first time. Lewandowski’s move to the Catalan giants from Bayern Munich was officially confirmed this week. Even though he’s unlikely […]

Sebastien Haller just joined Dortmund last month from Ajax. (Image: uefa.com)
Sebastien Haller

Dortmund Striker Haller Diagnosed with Testicular Tumor

Borussia Dortmund’s Sebastien Haller left the team’s training camp in Switzerland to start treatment for a testicular tumor. Haller only joined Dortmund this month from Ajax, equaling the club’s record transfer. The 28-year-old felt ill on Monday, with initial tests showing the presence of a testicular tumor. The Ivory Coast […]