Padraig Whelan

Padraig Whelan

Deputy Editor of Forza Italian Football. Sports journalist with the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, based in Ireland and cover football in a number of places such as The Sun, The Mirror, The Star, The Times and more. You can get in touch with me on Twitter: @PWhelan88.

Tevez - Juventus v Genoa
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Marotta: Juventus will cope with Tevez departure

Juventus director Beppe Marotta admitted his side will simply have to learn to adapt when the time comes for Carlos Tevez to leave the club. The Argentine hitman’s contract in Turin runs out in summer 2016 More...

de-vrij
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Manchester United scouts register positive reports on Lazio defender

It seems that the jewel in Lazio’s attacking crown, Felipe Anderson, is not the only player attracting major interest from across Europe. But Stefan de Vrij’s performances have been the subject of interest More...

Barzagli - Italy
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Juventus defender Barzagli’s nightmare is over

Juventus and Italy stopper Andrea Barzagli is ready to make an impact again for club and country after his injury hell came to an end. He missed the majority of the season with a heel problem and after undergoing More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Lippi: I never should have returned to Italy job

World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi confessed that the biggest mistake of his career was returning to the Italy post for their bid to retain it in 2010. Having led the Azzurri to victory in the 2006 World Cup More...

Xherdan Shaqiri Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Shaqiri: I am here to make Inter great again

Inter attacker Xherdan Shaqiri says he wants to help make the Italian giants one of the European greats once more. The 23-year-old joined the club in January for an undisclosed fee but the Nerazzurri have struggled More...

Vicenzo Montella Fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Udinese v Fiorentina – Preview: Montella’s men hoping to bring feel good factor to Friuli

Fiorentina travel to the north east to take on Udinese this Sunday night in Serie A action looking to keep their sky high morale among the clouds. Their Italo train got back to Florence on Thursday night to rapturous More...

Nigel De Jong AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Manchester United on alert as AC Milan midfielder set to walk for free

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong is nearing a summer exit and is being touted with a return to Manchester with Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. The Dutchman spent four years with Manchester City but left More...

Claudio Marchisio Juventus
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Juventus turn attention to tying down centre midfielder

Following their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Juventus are now concentrating on extending the contract of Claudio Marchisio. The 29-year-old has been with Juventus for the majority of his More...

paul pogba juventus verona
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Raiola: Pogba will not leave Juventus due to money motivation

Mino Raiola has claimed his client Paul Pogba will not leave Juventus unless he felt happy about where he was moving to – and would not simply move to satisfy his bank balance. The French midfielder has been More...

Roberto Baggio Italy
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Sacchi claims Juventus striker Tevez is better than Baggio

Arrigo Sacchi is courting controversy once more, albeit in a less volatile manner, by suggesting that Carlos Tevez is a better footballer than Roberto Baggio. He was giving his opinion off the back of the Argentine More...

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