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.

Samaras celtic
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Sampdoria looking to bring in former Celtic striker

Sampdoria are keen on strengthening their attack by recruiting ex-Celtic forward and current free agent Georgios Samaras. The Greek international left the Glasgow club in 2014 to move to West Bromwich Albion and More...

By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Allegri: Juventus need a new midfielder

Following his side’s 2-0 friendly loss against Borussia Dortmund in St Gallen, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has admitted his side need to sign a specific kind of midfielder. The game also saw Juventus More...

Berardi - Sassuolo
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Inter fan Berardi rejected Juventus as a child

Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi has admitted to turning down a move to Juventus in his younger years – as well as having Inter affections during that time. He committed his future to the Neroverdi this More...

Mario Balotelli Manchester City
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Top 10: Controversial Liverpool striker Balotelli’s greatest moments

One of the most colourful characters in Italian football, Mario Balotelli is loved by some, hated by others but undeniably intrigues everyone. He has nine major club honours to his name across Serie A and the Premier More...

Sami Khedira
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Khedira excited by new challenge at Juventus

New Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira insists it is a great honour to join the Italian champions and defended Serie A against negative criticism. The Germany international ended a five-year association with Real More...

abel_hernandez
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Torino redouble efforts to bring in Hull City striker

Torino have stepped up their assault on Hull City as they look to bring in Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez from the Championship side. The Granata, among other Serie A clubs including Chievo, Hellas Verona and More...

Shaquiri - Inter v Chievo
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Stoke City admit defeat in hunt for Inter attacker

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has acknowledged that Inter ace Xherdan Shaqiri is highly unlikely to be plying his trade at the Britannia Stadium this season. The Potters had a bid accepted for the Swiss attacker but More...

Mattia Destro Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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West Ham unconvinced by Roma striker

West Ham are the latest club to be linked with a move for unwanted Roma striker Mattia Destro, who seems certain to leave the Eternal City side this summer. And he may yet swap the Italian capital for the English More...

Mexes - AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Mexes proud to be an AC Milan player again

After an unlikely u-turn saw Philippe Mexes remain at AC Milan for the upcoming season, he insisted it was a great honour for him to be returning to the club. The Frenchman’s contract expired at the end of More...

Balotelli liverpool
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Fiorentina open talks with Liverpool to sign striker

Fiorentina are keen to offer Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli a way back to Serie A – after opening discussions with the Anfield club over a possible loan deal. The Italy international left AC Milan to join More...

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