CaughtOffside Columnists

Fabrizio Romano is often referred to as the “King of Football Transfer News”. He has been working with Sky Sports in Italy since he was 19 years old, hosts the "Here We Go" podcast and has a well earned reputation for being the most trusted transfer news pundit in the football industry.

Diego Maradona and the England football team were clients when Jon Smith launched the world-famous First Artist agency in 1986. He's gone on
to guide the careers of the nation’s most celebrated players
and managers, masterminding many of the world’s biggest transfers
and, alongside Sky Sports, was one of the architects of the English Premier League.

Keith Hackett is a former football referee, who began refereeing in local leagues in the Sheffield, South Yorkshire area in the 1960s and went on to officiate Olympic and European Championship matches in the 1980s and Premier League football matches in the 1990s. Keith is counted amongst the top 100 referees of all time and is a former head of the Professional Game Match Officials, which manages the refereeing across all Premier League and Football League matches.

Keith started writing for caughtoffside in 2021.

Mark R. Halsey was an English professional football referee who primarily refereed in the Premier League from 1999 to 2013 and was on the league's list of Select Group Referees from its creation in 2001 until his retirement. He refereed the League Cup Final between Tottenham and Chelsea in 2008.

Mark works as a pundit with BT Sport and

Credited with discovering Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, Rob Segal has been a football agent since 1996. He was one of the first agents in the world to become fully licensed and has since overseen more than 500 transfers, including Rob Van Persie's move to Arsenal and Marcel Desailly to Chelsea.

Over the course of the last 26 years, Rob has worked in two major football agencies, one PLC and most recently the YMU Group, who have the likes of Manchester United's Brandon Williams and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks on their books.

Roberto has been a FIFA licensed agent since 2002 and now runs RDF Football, representing Cafu and Marcus Alonso amongst others. Previously, he was Director of Football for Sunderland AFC.

Stan Collymore is a football pundit and former player, signing for Liverpool FC in 1995 for an English transfer record fee of £8.5m. Stan also played for Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and England. He works with Canal+, TalkSport, Daily Mirror and BT Sport as a pundit.

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Andrew is one of Caughtoffside's senior transfer reporters. During his years working in sports media, he has built up a vast network of contacts and is often responsible for covering some of the biggest stories in football, including how Jack Grealish's £100m British transfer record to Manchester City unfolded.

Grew up in California. Henrik Larsson is god.

Creator of @rayadosninety | Freelance football writer for @PSGTalk, @caughtoffside, and @The_Laziali | News media for @BNMStaff

Sports writer and editor of a number of websites. If it involves a ball, I'm all over it. Wannabe golfer. SAFC fan for my sins.

Prolific football animal.

Writer for Featured in the Express and Star, Stretty News and Just Arsenal. Faithful follower of West Bromwich Albion. Lover of all things to do with the beautiful game, from record-breaking stats to weird and wonderful moments on the pitch.

Writer for, also featured on Goal, Sky Sports and The Sport Review. Long-suffering Man Utd fan desperate for a return to the glory days. Football-mad wordsmith with a unique opinion on all aspects of the beautiful game, driven by a passion to provide supporters with hard-hitting, informative and entertaining stories.

Jamie is a football journalist based in the Valencia region, Spain. Previously, he worked on Reach PLC titles for three years, including, Birmingham Mail and many of the network's other titles. He is a BJCT and NCTJ-accredited senior journalist with specific focus on Spanish football. Jamie is also a published author having written Bluebird Heaven following a period covering Cardiff City.

Writer for Formerly with beIN Sports, MARCA and FC Barcelona. Fan of the Catalan giants since the mid 1970s, and lover of all things La Liga and European football more generally. Frustrated teller of stories surrounding the beautiful game in the English top-flight and beyond. Jason has also written two books. 'Huddy: The official biography of Alan Hudson' and 'Messi: The King of Camp Nou.'

Author of Our Stories & Our Songs, Take Me To Your Paradise, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys, The Holy Grounds Of Glasgow Celtic

Host of The Celtic History Podcast

Writer for &

Football writer for CaughtOffside, Fulham season ticket holder, hunter of the biggest transfer gossip across world football.

Editor-in-Chief of circa 2009 through 2015.

Editor-in-chief of Previously of Metro, Daily Cannon and others. Started out blogging out of love for Arsenal, now increasingly driven to despair by the Gunners, but with an ever-growing love of all the stats, gossip and general weirdness and wackiness the football world has to offer.

Football writer, long-suffering fan, proud father

Writer for, also featured for Empire of the Kop, Stretty News and United Report. Avid Queens Park Rangers fan (sadly). Lover of all things to do with English and Spanish football (even VAR) with a keen eye for stats.

A lover of football in all its forms. I just can't get enough of the stuff. Do not ask who I support as I will simply have to refuse to answer on the grounds it may affect your opinion of my writing. Staff Writer

Steve is a freelance world football writer. Covering PSG for and featured on

Editor at Milan fan from the golden days to the more recent banter eras, but lover of all football.

I search out and find the latest news and bring it to you as quickly as a Sausage Dog possibly can!

Generally, I'm responsible for the news reports that offer no particular view or opinion at all. Proper, old-school, unbiased news reporting (but not uninteresting because sometimes the photos I use are alluring)

Writer for St Johnstone fan and scout for an English League two side. I try to focus on the weird and bizarre happenings in football. Also trying to start some sort of crusade against VAR.

I'm an American soccer writer. I love the beautiful game, but I don't really understand it, so I try to teach others about it through journalism.