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.

Quagliarella - Torino
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Torino striker Quagliarella receives Italy call up

Antonio Conte has added a surprise inclusion to his Italy attack after calling up Torino forward Fabio Quagliarella. The former Juventus boss takes charge of the Azzzurri for the first time when they take on the More...

Zamparini - Palermo
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Palermo miss deadline for Silva signing – by 33 seconds!

Palermo have been told their attempts to sign Bari striker Joao Silva are null and void – after filing the paperwork less than a minute too late. The deadline for Italian clubs to complete transfers was 23:00 More...

Micah Richards
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Manchester City defender completes Fiorentina move

Fiorentina have put the final touches to a deal to bring Manchester City’s Micah Richards to the Artemio Franchi. The Englishman arrived in Tuscany on Monday morning and has concluded his medical shortly before More...

Cristante - AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Galliani: Cristante requested AC Milan exit

After his move to Benfica, AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has said that midfielder Bryan Cristante asked the club to sell him. The midfielder sealed a deadline day switch to the Portuguese club for a fee More...

Luca Siligardi Livorno
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Livorno striker will not make move to Hellas Verona

Talks have broken down between Livorno and Hellas Verona over the transfer of versatile Luca Siligardi. Following the Amaranto’s relegation to Serie B last season, it was expected that many of their top assets More...

roncaglia fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Roncaglia finalises Fiorentina exit to join Genoa

Fiorentina defender Facundo Roncaglia has left the club, after his move to Genoa was finalised on Monday night. The popular Argentinean, a cult hero in Florence for his no nonsense attitude on the field of play, More...

Bonaventura - Atalanta
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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AC Milan line up late swoop for Atalanta ace

AC Milan are looking to soften the blow of losing out on Jonathan Biabiany by turning to Atalanta midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura. The Rossoneri wanted to land the French winger but a deal for him fell through and More...

Alvarez - Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Sunderland snap up Inter misfit

Sunderland have announced that they have completed the signing of Ricky Alvarez from Inter on transfer deadline day. The Black Cats have been busy in the final 24 hours of the window with a flurry of activity on More...

Andrea Pirlo Italy
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Conte: Pirlo will continue playing for Italy

Italy boss Antonio Conte says that he has received assurances from Andrea Pirlo that he will be available for international selection. The midfielder has previously claimed that he would retire from the international More...

Andrea Stramaccioni - Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Udinese coach glowing in praise of Di Natale

Udinese boss Andrea Stramaccioni waxed lyrical about the contribution of his captain Antonio Di Natale following their 2-0 win over Empoli on Sunday night. The veteran striker fired home two second half goals en More...

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